Skills for Catering





Awarding Body




About the course

Do you like cooking?

Would you like to work in catering?

On this course you will

  • Learn about all aspects of working in a professional kitchen.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Food preparation.
  • Cooking from recipes. 
  • Serving customers.

Entry Requirements

  • This course is suitable for learners who have limited success at GCSE.
  • This course is suitable for learners who may have attended an Alternative Learning provider.
  • You must be working at Entry 2 English & Maths Functional Skill or above. 
  • Have an interest in catering
What will I do on this course?

During the course you will:

  • Develop skills in food preparation
  • Learn a range of cooking methods
  • Learn how to use scales and measuring equipment for recipes
  • Follow Health & Safety regulations
  • Develop customer service skills
  • Learn organisational and time management skills
  • Work in groups to produce food for customers
  • Take an English and Maths Functional Skills qualification
  • Complete a BTEC Workskills qualification
Who is it for?

This course is for 16-18 year olds wanting to find out more about working in a catering environment and is a good stepping stone to a Level 1 course.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button below


How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and you will have a chance to complete projects, present your work and undertake lots of practical activities.

You will sit an exam for English and Maths Functional Skills and carry out a range of work based assignments leading to a BTEC Workskills qualification.

What could I do next?

Progression could be into suitable employment, an Apprenticeship or onto further courses of study at Level 1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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