Food Preparation and Cooking Level 1



This course covers all the basic duties to become a chef, from maintaining a safe place of work to preparing and baking food items; students are taught the fundamentals about catering and are assessed throughout the duration of the studies.

The course is designed for those learners who have an interest in working in the hospitality and catering industry the qualification is designed to develop practical skills and an understanding of the hospitality and catering industry.

Course Content

Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment.
Contribute to effective teamwork.
Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
Prepare vegetables.
Cook vegetables.
Prepare and cook meat and poultry.
Prepare and cook pasta.
Prepare and cook rice.
Cook and finish simple bread and dough products.

Expected Duration: 12 Months
Assessment in Work

Method of Study

Combined knowledge and competence-based qualification delivered mainly at the learners place of work. Each learner is assigned an individual Training Officer who schedules visits on a monthly basis.

Ideal For

  • Candidates who want to work in the hospitality industry
  • Successful candidates to follow a career in hospitality and continue to study further

Entry Requirements

Traineeships are for young people up to 19 years old and are designed to give an individual the skills required to get a job or progress to further learning at a higher level such as Further Education or Apprenticeship.

The Traineeships Programmes has 2 different levels to ensure you get the support and encouragement required to progress.

1. Engagement

2. Level 1

Awarding Body

How do I enrol?

Contact us for an informal chat, our experienced team of Account Managers will guide you through the process.