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Foundation Catering - VRQ Entry 3 at West Thames College

Course description

This introductory course is based in our professional kitchens at the Feltham Skills Centre. You will work with a variety of ingredients and equipment in order to learn the skills needed to produce food in a commercial environment. You will gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety, which are essential for the catering industry.

Course content

This course is based in our professional kitchens at the Feltham Skills Centre. You will be given opportunities to work with a variety of ingredients and equipment in order to learn the skills needed to produce food in a commercial environment.

Alongside your food preparation and cooking qualification you will also gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety, which are needed for work in the catering industry:

  • RSH Essential Food Hygiene covers pathogenic micro-organisms, food poisoning, personal hygiene, temperature control, kitchen design, kitchen pests and food legislation.
  • CIEH Basic Health and Safety provides you with health and safety understanding.

You will also study functional skills in English and Maths.

Work experience opportunities may be available.

 

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an assessment.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email ciag@west-thames.ac.uk.

Assessment

You will be assessed via coursework and practical cookery tests.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

VRQ Level 1 Professional Cookery.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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Contact details

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    • General Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 8326 2000
    • Email address:
    • info@west-thames.ac.uk

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    • As part of West Thames College London, the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham is a smaller campus with a friendly atmosphere, offering a range of trade courses in West London.

      Around 650 students study at the Skills Centre to gain the practical skills needed for a career in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, Catering or Construction trades (Plumbing, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Electrical Installation and Carpentry).

      We have excellent links with employers too, so there are lots of job and apprenticeship opportunities.

      The Centre has its own Common Room, Careers Advisors, Library, Cafeteria, IT Suite and Outdoor Leisure Activities. Students at Feltham also have full access to the Isleworth campus.

      Courses at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre are very popular and, as places are limited, you are advised to apply early.