• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will work in the kitchens to supply all types of dishes to the Waterfront restaurant for Lunch, Dinner or even afternoon tea through skills sessions  You will be required to complete several assignments and on-line tests. You will also sit several skills tests through the year and final  tests to test your culinary skills.

Level
Level 1
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

You will develop your skills in the following areas of basic Larder and Patisserie.

These skills include:

  • 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
  • Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  • Cold food preparation

All these areas will be covered in depth, typical of a Certificate qualification.

Alongside the practical skills you will also be required to research and develop assignment work for necessary core knowledge of the Hospitality and Catering industry.  These 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

Alongside this qualification you will also complete NVQ Level 1 in Food and Beverage service dealing with

  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Understand menus
  • Dealing with payments and bookings
  • Food and beverage service skills
  • Bar service skills
  • Hot beverage skills

This will give you a solid understanding of how this area works and how the links between the kitchen and restaurant are fundamental.

Assessment for this qualification consists of:

  • 12 small practical tests throughout the year linked to each unit
  • Written Assignment Work
  • Short Answers Questions

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 2 GCSEs grades D and above
  • An entry level 3 in numeracy and literacy
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

This qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment serving food and drink to customers in the hospitality industry in positions such as junior commis chef and trainee positions within hotels, cafes and restaurants.

 

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We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Lisa Pyott
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lisa.pyott@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • 2 GCSEs grades D and above
  • An entry level 3 in numeracy and literacy
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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