Course overview

Catering and Hospitality Level 1 City of Bristol College

The Level 1 Certificate in Catering and Hospitality course is suitable for people who want to learn the professional skills required in the hospitality and catering industry. 

You will be taught through theory-based lessons and supported by practical sessions to develop the range of knowledge and understanding required to start a career in hospitality. 

Dates and applications

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Catering and Hospitality Level 1 SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1974C01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
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Start Time
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Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £600. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1974C01-1 09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £600. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

The Level 1 Certificate in in Catering and Hospitality is a professional catering course.

It’s a one-year, vocational course that will give you an overview of:

  • Working in the catering and hospitality industry
  • Practical skills
  • Food and drink service

This course is for school leavers aged 16-18.

What you'll learn

The course covers a range of units. These can include:

  •  Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
  •  Food safety in catering
  •  Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  •  Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  •  Introduction to kitchen equipment
  •  Introduction to personal workplace skills
  •  Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
  •  Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
  •  Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  •  Cold food preparation

Additional skills development:

  • Customer Service
  • Restaurant Skills

As a full-time student at City of Bristol College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational course, Maths and English, employability skills, work experience, volunteering and topical talks. 

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you will need:

  • Grade 3 GCSE English and Grade 2 GCSE Maths as a minimum, plus an interest in the catering and hospitality sector. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Your will be learning in classroom and in a work-based environment. This course is based at South Bristol Skills Academy.

You will also need to complete weekly self-directed work outside of college.

Assessment

To complete this course, you must complete all 12 units and pass the following assessment:

Each of the six theory-based units are assessed using:

  • An online exam
  • Course work
  • Question papers

Each of the six practical-based units are assessed using:

  • Question papers
  • A practical exam

At the end of the course, there are two end-of-year practical exams that assess the knowledge and understanding and skills over the whole course.

Future career and study opportunities

You could progress to one of the Level 2 courses offered at City of Bristol College.

You may also go on to gain employment within the catering and hospitality industry

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course.

To join a catering course, you will need to purchase a uniform pack. This pack contains:

  • Chef white
  • A selection of knives and other relevant small equipment
  • Safety shoes
  • Restaurant uniform

The cost of this pack is discussed at the Course Information Meeting (Interview).

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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