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Catering RSW Diploma Level 1 at Boston College

Course description

This course combines a basic introduction to catering with work experience. You will study many areas of Catering including: basic food preparation and cooking, using kitchen equipment, introduction to food commodities, introduction to hospitality industry, serving food and drink, introduction to healthy eating, job opportunities, making and receiving calls, communicating electronically, career progression, working as a part of a group, welcoming visitors, plan and participate in an event and food service. 

This course will help you to reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding that are required in modern catering and hospitality industry. 

You will study part of your course in the College's professional bakery and kitchens.

Course content

You will study the Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Vocational studies and develop basic knowledge of the most common methods of cookery and then how to use them in preparing and cooking some simple dishes. 

You will also develop basic skills in practical cookery and use a range of food commodities with which you may not be familiar. 

You may also get an opportunity to visit local and regional businesses to observe and gain experience in the industry. Also guest speakers from the catering industry may also come and speak to you to enhance your vision. 

You will be encouraged to develop your employability skills including time management, communication skills, research skills and teamwork. 

As a part of the course you will gain a valuable work experience which will be arranged by the College.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this course.


This course is a combination of both practical and theory. You will learn and be assessed by completing either practical or scenario based activities and by writing assignments. 

These assignment activities will develop your practical skills from a variety of catering areas. 

Some assessments include: Functional Skills exams, Production of a Portfolio (written, videoed, audio recorded), Case Studies, and Role Play.

Financial information

You may require a DBS, tools and a protective uniform.

Future opportunities

The course will give you the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at D-G grade. 

This would give you the opportunity to progress to other courses within the College at Level 1 or 2, an apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2017

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