Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Code: P221480

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


Designed for people who are looking to take their first steps into the world of culinary arts and who wish to develop their all-round catering skills.

Units include:

  • maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • working effectively as part of a team
  • maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • preparing and cooking vegetables
  • preparing and cooking meat, poultry and fish
  • preparing and finishing salad and fruit and hot and cold sandwiches
  • pasta, rice, eggs, pulses, grains and how to cook and finish simple bread and dough products.

You will complete a variety of work placements within the industry including the Brookfield Hotel ‘takeover’. You will also have the opportunity to compete in local and national competitions, volunteer at events such as Victorious Festival and take part in charitable initiatives. In addition, you will be invited on trips to Billingsgate Fish Market and wholesale food providers.

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English.

You will be assessed on a range of assignments and practical tasks, including two end-of-year synoptic tests. You will regularly review your work with your tutor and receive feedback on your progress.

This course is full time for one year, students are also required to complete 30 hours in a work placement setting. Attendance to maths and English lessons at the appropriate level is also be expected as part of this programme.

You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

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