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Professional Cookery Level 1 at New College Stamford

Course description

This course is your start to a career in the hospitality and catering industry and covers all the basic duties to become a chef, from maintaining a safe place of work to preparing and baking food items. In addition you will also study a Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 1. You will develop skills in customer service and hot and cold drink service through studying theory and gaining real experience in the College’s Gallery Restaurant.This course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical.

Course content

You will gain practical training in our industry standard kitchens to developnew and enhancing existing skills. Though a process of practical demonstrations, group workshops and one to one training, you will be taught the skills needed to be assessed as competent in a wide range of preparation and cooking techniques, food service and customer care. All practical learning is re-enforced by studying the theory of catering in the classroom.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grades G or above, or an appropriate Entry Level certificate.


You will be assess through practical and on going observations and assessments including the completion of multiple choice papers. There are no formal practical or theoretical examinations for this programme.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Professional Cookery or Hospitality Services Diploma Level 2, or a Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship.

Further information

You will require a uniform, equipment, reference books, and the ability to participate in educational visits to support your learning. Health, safety and hygene standards will also need to be met and work experience will assist your progression and possible employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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