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Hospitality and Catering - Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at Wakefield College

Course description

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry is a qualification that has been designed to help prepare you for employment and a career in the hospitality industry.

This allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career in the hospitality sector, covering areas such as food service and cooking.  

Course content

What you will study

• Introduction to the hospitality industry 
• Customer service in the hospitality industry 
• Food service 
• Basic food preparation and cooking 
• Preparing and serving drinks 
• Introduction to kitchen equipment 
• Health and safety and food safety awareness in catering 
• Using kitchen equipment 
• Food and beverage service skills 
• Plus, a range of other optional units

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at A*- G or 9-1  


You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence that can include observations, assignments, practical tests, written tests, oral questions, witness statements and case studies. 

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Future opportunities

Further study

• City and Guilds L2 Certificate in Gen/Professional Patisserie & Confectionery 
• L2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation & Service 

Career opportunities

This qualification will allow you to embark on a career within all aspects of the Hospitality Industry including hotels, restaurants, cruise liners and tourism establishments. 

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111


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: 03 April 2019
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    • Wakefield City Campus
      (Postcode WF1 2DH)

      If you want to study in the heart of a bustling city centre, you’ll like our Wakefield Campus, situated in Margaret Street to the North West of the city centre. The campus has just finished a major refurbishment to provide a better and more attractive learning environment for all our students!

      At the Wakefield Campus you will find all the facilities you’d expect of a major college campus, such as a well-stocked Learning Centre, and a food court style refectory.

      Wakefield Campus is home to our Sixth Form, where students can choose from a wide range of AS/A Levels. Vocational courses at all levels can also be studied here – Business Studies, ICT, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Animal Care... to name but a few.