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Professional Chef Level 1 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

The course is aimed at those who wish to have a career in hospitality, professional cookery or food and drink services. It will allow you to experience working in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries and develop practical skills in hospitality operations. In addition you will develop your maths and English skills.

Course content

You will learn about health and safety, a range of food preparation skills, customer service and table service. You will be involved with internal and external customers in the provision of food and drink, including front of house and kitchen. You will learn a range of food preparation and service skills including plate clearing, cashiering and bar work.

Teaching methods include lectures, presentations, demonstrations, micro teaching, workshops, drop-ins and tutorials. Coursework and portfolios will be compiled and mini cookery projects set. Work is assessed by observation. You will have a personal tutor who will check your progress and work and class tutors will manage pair work groups work placements and visits.

The course is taught in the college’s fully functional hospitality kitchen and restaurant; a realistic modern environment. Our staff are trade experienced with a full range of skills and knowledge. The college has strong links with local industry and you may acquire work placements and employment through our contacts. You will be part of a dynamic and exciting environment and gain the opportunity to progress to the next level.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Future opportunities

Level 2 full or part-time courses or work placement.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.