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Level 1 Certificate into Catering & Hospitality at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This qualification covers the required skills and knowledge for preparing to work in the Hospitality & Catering Industry.  It is designed to meet the needs of learners who work or want to work as a chef and have the flexibility to undertake additional learning in food service.

The following areas that can be covered within this qualification:

• Food Safety in Catering
• Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry
• Health and Safety Awareness for catering and hospitality
• Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
• Introduction to kitchen equipment
• Customer service in the hospitality industry
• Food preparation and cooking
• Food service
• Introduction to food commodities
• Assisting at a hospitality event

This is a QCF qualification.  Learners will complete the required optional units to achieve the full qualification.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements but desire to learn.  Keen interest in your chosen subject area.In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

This qualification could lead to jobs such as:

• Kitchen assistant
• Commis chef

• Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery
• Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Hospitality and Catering

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Cambridge: Saturday 17th November 2018 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 22nd November 2018 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 7th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Saturday 9th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 14 November 2018
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    • Information and Advice Team
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