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Introduction to Culinary Skills Level 1 Certificate at Carshalton College

Course description

This course is designed for students who work or want to work as professional cooks in the hospitality and catering sector.  All students on this course have the opportunity tog ain work experience throughout the year.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cooking and food service experience who wants to work in the hospitality industry or progress onto Level 2 and Level 3 cookery qualifications.

Course content

Units studied include:

  • Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry
  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising
  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying

 Additional Qualifications:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service
  • Food safety certificate
  • College Health & Safety certificate

You will also be studying Functional Skills English and Maths, theses qualifications are mandatory.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grades E or above to include English or other related qualifications and experience.

A positive reference from school, employer or tutor (if progressing or from another college) is essential, together with excellent attendance and punctuality records.


You will be assessed in a number of ways which may include:

  • Portfolio
  • Assignments
  • Practical assessments

Future opportunities

After the course you may be able to progress onto:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Culinary skills
  • Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery
  • Full time employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton College directly.

Last updated date: 25 February 2016
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