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Introduction to Professional Cookery: Level 1 Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

Designed for candidates who wish to start a career within the catering industry. You will develop your basic skills in professional cookery in our brand new training kitchens and also have the opportunity to gain experience in a realistic working environment in our new restaurant sponsored by Le Raj.

Course content

This vocationally related qualification meets the needs of learners who want to work as professional cooks. This qualification allows learners to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Hospitality and Catering sector

Units you will study

  • Food safety in catering
  • Introduction to employability in the catering industry
  • 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
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  • Cold food preparation

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade E or above, including English, plus enthusiasm and passion to work in the Hospitality and Catering industry.

Assessment

You will be assessed through practical skills, short answer test and assignment evidence.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery you can progress to level 2 Diploma in professional cookery or on to an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 August 2016
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

      By Bus:
      Local Epsom Bus Routes
      166: Epsom, Banstead, Chipstead Valley, Purley and Croydon
      293: Epsom, Ewell, North Cheam and Morden
      318: Epsom, Tattenham Corner, Nork, Banstead and Burgh Heath
      406: Epsom, Ewell, Kingston Road, Tolworth, Surbiton and Kingston
      408: Chipstead Valley, Woodmansterne, Banstead, Drift Bridge, Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Woodbridge, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and Oxshott
      418: Kingston, Surbiton Tolworth, West Ewell and Epsom
      420: Sutton, Banstead, Tadworth, Reigate and Redhill
      460: Epsom, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Reigate and Redhill
      467: Epsom, Ewell, West Ewell, Copt Guilders Estate, Chessington and Hook
      470: Epsom, Ewell, Cheam and Colliers Wood
      479: Guildford, Merrow, East Horseley, Effingham, Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom
      516: Epsom, Woodbridge, Leatherhead, Headley, Box Hill and Dorking
      518: Banstead, Drift Bridge, Tattenham Corner, Epsom and Ashtead (St. Andrews School)
      620: Lower Kingswood, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Banstead and Epsom
      622: Great Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom
      670: Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Lower Kingswood, Reigate and Dorking Rail Station
      676: Banstead Crossroads, Tadworth, Langley Vale, Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead (Therfield School)