City & Guilds
How long is the course?
Full-time over 34 weeks.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a mix of directed learning, on line activities and practical workshops.
What subjects will I study?
This is a vocational qualification that introduces you to working in the hospitality industry and gives you the opportunity to study topics such as food safety, basic food preparation and cooking, serving food and drink, preparing the dining area for service, customer service in the hospitality industry and introduction to meal planning and preparation, healthy eating, introduction to food commodities, using a variety of kitchen equipment, preparing and displaying salads and sandwiches for service, introduction to pastry and cake preparation.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of relevant hospitality practices, health and safety, and customer service.
Every full time course will include a real experience of work within the industry. Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through practical observations in a real working environment, oral questions, written tasks, assignments and an exam.
Are there any additional costs?
All students are expected to purchase and wear the college uniform to work in the college kitchen and the restaurant. This consists of a uniform of black chef trousers and jacket, apron, chef hat and safety shoes, front of house blue t shirt. You will be required to wear a pair of smart black trousers and shoes when working in the restaurant. The cost of the uniform is around £120.
Bursary support may be available to assist with the purchase of the uniform, conditions apply.
All other products and equipment necessary for the course will be provided by the college.
When is the next start date?
What are the entry requirements?
The City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for entry into a career in the hospitality industry. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over with a strong emphasis on learning by doing. This qualification has been designed for those who have a keen interest in the subject, who have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grades A-G or grades 9-1 and will prepare you for further learning within the hospitality industry at Level 2. You will also be required to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance on this course.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact student services.
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for the next level of study and employment in the hospitality industry.
When you have successfully completed this qualification will have the opportunity to progress to the following C&G qualification:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services
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