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City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

.WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

This course is suitable for those who love food and enjoy practical daily challenges in an exciting industry. This course is ideal for individuals who are positive, out-going and lively. The aim of the programme is to enable learners to attain the necessary skills to do well in this dynamic industry. Gastronomic and Food and Beverage Service Skills will be taught by practical lively demonstrations and hands-on experience will allow learners the opportunity to practice the skills they have learnt.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

These programmes are largely practical. Essential theory is generally taught using portfolios of evidence. You will study Food and Drink Service where you will develop those skills needed to work in a busy restaurant. In Food Preparation and Cooking you will gain the basic cookery skills required by all aspiring chefs. We will help you develop your research skills to help you gain a thorough understanding of the hospitality sector and enable you to make informed decisions about your future career.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Candidates require a genuine interest in food and customer care and the ability to succeed and have fun in a challenging environment. Acceptance to this programme will be by interview and the outcomes of initial guidance. Applications from enthusiastic and well-motivated students would be desirable.   

Course content

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

This course is suitable for those who love food and enjoy practical daily challenges in an exciting industry. This course is ideal for individuals who are positive, out-going and lively. The aim of the programme is to enable learners to attain the necessary skills to do well in this dynamic industry. Gastronomic and Food and Beverage Service Skills will be taught by practical lively demonstrations and hands-on experience will allow learners the opportunity to practice the skills they have learnt.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

These programmes are largely practical. Essential theory is generally taught using portfolios of evidence. You will study Food and Drink Service where you will develop those skills needed to work in a busy restaurant. In Food Preparation and Cooking you will gain the basic cookery skills required by all aspiring chefs. We will help you develop your research skills to help you gain a thorough understanding of the hospitality sector and enable you to make informed decisions about your future career.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Candidates require a genuine interest in food and customer care and the ability to succeed and have fun in a challenging environment. Acceptance to this programme will be by interview and the outcomes of initial guidance. Applications from enthusiastic and well-motivated students would be desirable.   

Entry requirements

Entry is by formal interview, a D grade in English and Maths is desirable. 

Successful college interview.

All applicants will need to demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for cooking.

Financial information

Personal kit and equipment is purchased through Russums Catering, this will be a cost of £200. 

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

The Level 1 Diploma provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to progress into a career in the hospitality and catering industry locally, nationally or internationally. Alternatively, after completing the Level 1 Diploma you might choose to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery plus the Diploma in Food and Beverage Service. Further progression advancing to a Level 3 qualification.

 

 

Further information

You will have the opportunity to work and be assessed in the college restaurant, plus outside catering events and other real workplace environments. You will also be able to achieve a range of related catering awards including Food Safety, Health and Safety, Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number. There will also be opportunities to participate in national cookery competitions.

Please contact our Oswestry Campus directly -01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2015