Course overview

Introduction to Culinary Skills Level 1 for school leavers City of Bristol College

The Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills is a practical, employment-related course.

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

  • working in catering and hospitality industry
  • cooking
  • food and drink service.

The course is for 16-18 year olds who want to begin the career in hospitality and catering. It will give you basic practical culinary skills and understanding.

Additional information

Who is it for?

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills course is suitable for people:

  • who want to learn the practical and professional skills required in the hospitality and catering industry.
  • who prefer hands-on learning. You will be taught though practical sessions and we will support you through the theory aspects of the course.

This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

What you'll learn

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

  • 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.
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming.
  • Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising.
  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling.
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food.
  • Customer service.
  • Serving food and beverages.

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 tutorial.

Entry requirements

To join this course you will need:

  • Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above.
  • Interest in the catering and hospitality sector as a job.
  • Ability to work in a team.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Your will be learning in classroom and in a work-based environment. We have restaurant facilities at College Green Centre and South Bristol Skills Academy to aid your learning.

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

Future career and study opportunities

You could progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills.

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
  • selection of knifes and other relevant small equipment
  • safety shoes
  • restaurant uniform.

The cost of this pack is discussed at interview stage.

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

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Guaranteed place for 16-18 year olds

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Fees and applications

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Introduction to Culinary Skills Level 1 for school leavers College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1804C01-1
Dates
07/09/2020 - 23/06/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
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Hours per week
9.00
Start Time
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Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £632. 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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Introduction to Culinary Skills Level 1 for school leavers SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1804C01-1
Dates
03/09/2020 - 23/06/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
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Hours per week
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Start Time
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Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £632. 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
LGF1804C01-1 07/09/2020 - 23/06/2021 1 years Enquire 9.00 Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £632. 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.
Enquire Apply
LMF1804C01-1 03/09/2020 - 23/06/2021 1 years Enquire Enquire Enquire SBSA
This course costs £632. 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.
Enquire Apply