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Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills

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Course Overview

The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you become a chef or progress to a more senior chef’s role. You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn other workplace essentials like health and safety in a kitchen.

The Culinary Skills qualifications are for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry. It is also ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 27 Jun 2025

Entry Requirements

Achieved or working towards GCSE at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English.

Course information

Modules may include:

Food safety Health and safety in catering
Healthier foods costs
Menu planning
Preparing and cooking different foods

Full-Time 1 Year

Practical skill build sessions, real working environment sessions and the classroom

You will be continually assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, practical synoptics and multiple choice questions

Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills

You will have the opportunity to work in our new college restaurant, Langley’s, gaining front of house skills by serving a variety of seasonal, classical dishes to the local community and regular clientelle.

You will prepare, cook and finish all internal hospitalty and event requests. You will also be required to undertake a 2 week industry work placement in your chosen hospitality and catering environment.

Progression to a level 2 qualification in Culinary Skills or production chef / commis chef apprenticeship.

Level 1

Included in this programme of study, you will undertake a qualification in Level 1 General Food and Beverage Service Skills and Level 2 Food and Hygiene Safety.

You will be required to purchase Langley’s Restaurant, back and front of house fully branded kit list, equipment and course resources prior to course commencement, this can be obtained from our dedicated web page on our partner Russums’ website.

Full details of this requirement will be sent to you on receipt of your place acceptance. For concession or bursary enquiries please contact student services.