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Food Preparation and Cooking Diploma Level 1 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who is looking to start a career in the catering industry. It will teach the basics and the foundations in order to progress

Course content

Basic preparation and cooking techniques for a variety of foods such as vegetables meat and poultry. You will also learn the knowledge behind some fundamental kitchen practices like health and safety and food safety.

Entry requirements

A passion for cooking and an ambition to do well. No formal qualifications are required but an informal chat would be needed.


You will learn mostly in our practical kitchen but with some elements of theory as well. You will be assessed on your practical skills and also asked to complete some knowledge tests.

Further information

The course could lead to a full level two qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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