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Culinary skills Introductory Level 1 Certificate at Harlow College

Course description

This is a practical programme, which helps you to develop skills in cooking. These skills will allow you to prepare a wide range of dishes. The Certificate gives you an excellent grounding in the hospitality and catering industry. You will gain a good standard of cookery skills and learn other workplace essentials such as hygiene, health and safety, teamwork and customer care. This course can lead to progression onto Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills.

This course is suitable for a student who has a passion for hospitality and catering and wants to develop their skills and knowledge in this sector.

Course content

Core modules

This course is broken down into the following units:

  • Level 2 Food safety in catering
  • Level 1 Introduction to employability in the catering and hospatality industry
  • Level 1 Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Level 1 Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Level 1 Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Level 1 Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Level 1 Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising
  • Level 1 Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Level 1 Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
  • Level 1 Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  • Level 1 Cold food preparation

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade F and 2 GCSEs at grade G


Short answer test, practical exams, written questions.

Financial information

Uniform, books and equipment – £300
Visits - £80
Locker - £10

You may be entitled to receive a bursary to cover these costs

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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