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Catering & HospitalityProfessional Cookery Level 1 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

Do you have a passion for food? Are you creative in the kitchen and want to learn more skills?

This Level 1 course will help you understand food ingredients, methods of cookery and basic presentation skills.

Course content

This programme of study consists of a number of units which will develop your practical cooking skills. You will learn all aspects of preparing food, food safety awareness, practical knife skills and menu planning. As part of the programme of study you will complete Maths and English plus work experience within the Wheel Restaurant.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 GCSE subjects or equivalent


Practical observations and written assessments.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Students successfully completing this course can continue onto Level 2 or seek employment in the industry.

Further information

This is a highly practical course, offering many opportunities to work in the catering & hospitality industry.

High attendance is essential for success on this programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.