School leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 1 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

The courses is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in the hospitality and catering industry and may be unsure of the particular area they wish to pursue.

You will prepare and cook food within the production, training and pastry kitchens. THis course is ideal if you currently work in or want to work in the food and beverage, food preparation, or cooking areas of the hospitality industry. You will also take part in coffee and lunch services, as well as special events and competitions.

No formal entry criteria.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/observations and written assignments.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The course is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in catering. Ideal if you work or want to work in the food and beverage, food preparation or cooking areas of the hospitality industry.

As well as taking part in food preparation, cooking, pastry training and dinner service, we cover:

- Health and safety
- Developing employability skills
- Boiling, simmering and poaching
- Stewing and braising
- Grilling, baking and roasting
- Shallow and deep frying

City and Guilds

What’s next?

After completing the course you could progress to the Level 2 in Professional Cookery course.

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