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Introduction to Culinary Skills Level 1 Certificate at South Essex College

Course description

This course is for those who want to gain a good basic understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

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Entry requirements

  • food safety
  • health and safety in catering
  • introduction to kitchen equipment
  • preparing and cooking different foods
  • maths and English


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject in the form of a practical test

Financial information

  • practical demonstrations
  • assignments
  • multiple choice exam

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

Seek employment as:

  • catering assistant
  • chef

Progress to further study by taking courses such as:

  • Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 2 Certificate

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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