Catering Craft (and Food Service) Level 1 NVQ
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 1 Laurence Building 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This vocational programme will provide you with a superb foundation for a career in the hospitality industry and applicants will require no prior knowledge of hospitality. The course will give you all the foundation knowledge in theory and practical to allow you to progress onto Level 2 NVQ.

The programme will include working as part of a team in practical kitchen work, serving food in the public restaurant and integrated theory sessions. As with all NVQ programmes, assessment will be continuous within the realistic working environment.

What topics will I study?

You will learn about the hospitality industry and practise skills in food and drink service and food preparation and cookery. You will also study a Personal Social Development programme and Functional Skills in Maths and English that underpin your qualification.

What experiences will I get?

You will work in a realistic catering environment in the @thirty-four kitchens and @34 outlets.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: Grade 2 in English language and in maths.
Plus standard entry requirements: Two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, or equivalent.
Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: You must be keen and interested in hospitality and catering.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts state-of-the-art facilities which include commercial modern kitchens, a stunning restaurant and an ICT suite. The faculty is located in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

What can the course lead on to?

You could progress to a NVQ 2 or Diploma in Professional Cookery programme to gain further skills and knowledge, or seek work in the industry whilst continuing your studies on an apprenticeship scheme.

Are there any additional costs?

Additional costs include uniform and equipment costing approx £235.00.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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