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Professional Cookery (Level 1)


Course outline

This course is for anyone who aspires to be a chef in the catering and hospitality sector and the qualification is recognised by future employers worldwide. This course is a fantastic introduction.

We’ll give you a good grounding in the basic skills of professional cookery, that will allow you to learn how to become a professional chef.

You’ll gain a good understanding of catering work, to get you ready to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

The course covers:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety in catering
  • Healthier foods
  • Costs and menu planning
  • Preparing and cooking different foods

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

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Location Date(s) Course code


Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AG


05 September 2017 - 26 May 2018

Course code:


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grades D to F/3 to 1 including English Language and Maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 qualification, plus you will need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and amount of support you will need. You should be working at Level 1.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You will need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete practical demonstrations/exams, assignments and multiple choice tests.

  • A job in industry, such as commis chef, pastry chef, kitchen assistant, catering or restaurant manager

Want to know more about the careers this course could open up to you? Check out Career Coach here!

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