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Professional Cookery and Food Service - Level 1

If you have a passion for cookery and want to know how a restaurant operates, this is the course for you. You will study in our industry standard training kitchens and develop your restaurant and cookery skills in the College’s restaurants, bars and cafes.

The course includes theory studies for cookery and food & drink service. You will be required to do some research in your own time. You will be assessed throughout the course and your final cookery assessment will be carried out with your tutor and a local chef.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

  • What topics/modules are covered?

    You will study a range of subject areas including:

    • Serving food and drink
    • Food preparation and cooking
    • Larder work
    • Pastry work
    • Bar service
    • Reception work

  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

    • GCSE grades in maths and English are desirable but not essential

    Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student

  • What can I do if I complete this course?

    • Professional Cookery and Food Service – Level 2

  • Career Path

    • Chef
    • Hotel General Manager
    • Cruise Manager
    • Bar Person
    • Events Planner
    • Food Stylist
    • Baker
    • Housekeeper
    • Butler
    • Barista
    • Reservations Manager

  • What qualification will I gain?

    Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery and Food Service.

  • How many days of the week will I be studying?

    3 days.

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year.

  • Where will I be based?

    The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

  • OfferingID


  • Disclaimer

    We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:53

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.