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Culinary Skills L1 Certificate at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

Bishop Auckland College has one of the largest catering departments in the North East. Training students to work to industry standards and applying their skills in our newly launched state of the art kitchens and Ambition restaurant.

Course content

This full time course is taught over 3 days per week and possibly one evening. Studying Hospitality & Catering at Bishop Auckland College gives you two possible routes to a Level 1 qualification which will prepare you for work in the catering industry. The programme is a mix of skills and knowledge you will need to prepare you for work in the sector. Cooking, Food and Beverage service, Maths and English are all essential elements of the course to ensure you have the skills to use equipment and recipes, take orders, cost and order ingredients and prepare food to a high standard. Subject to entry qualifications you will study on either route. Routes of Study Level 1 City & Guilds NVQ Certificate in Hospitality – Maths & English – Real working environment experience in the kitchen and food service areas. Level 1 City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Introduction to Professional cookery – Maths & English – Real working environment experience in the kitchen and food service areas.

Future opportunities

Both programmes give you a firm grounding in Hospitality and Catering enabling you to experience working in the busy kitchens. Also working in the College restaurant will prepare you for employment in the sector or progression to a higher level course.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may progress to the Level 2 Catering and Hospitality programme.

Further information

Before commencing the course you will be required to purchase uniform for both the kitchen and restaurant. Course text books are available at discounted rates from the College. Assistance with this may be available.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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