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City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (QCF)

Course Code: C1180
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

This one year course is taught by professionally qualified local chefs and enables prospective students to develop practical skills at an introductory level.  A range of subjects are covered which typically include: 

• introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
• food safety in catering
• health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
• introduction to healthier foods and special diets
• introduction to kitchen equipment
• introduction to personal workplace skills
• preparing and cooking food by boiling, poaching and steaming
• preparing and cooking food by stewing and braising
• preparing and cooking food by baking, roasting and grilling
• preparing and cooling food by deep frying and shallow frying
• regeneration of prepared food
• cold food preparation

An assessment is carried out by set assignments and practical assessments leading to synoptic examinations.  If required, you may also be able to undertake the study of essential skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT for those who have not achieved level 2 or equivalent in these subjects.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.  There is a focus on enhancing employability throughout the course to better prepare you for working in the catering industry.

Career Opportunities / Progression

On successful completion of this course, the college offers a range of full and part-time progression routes at Level 2 and above to further support career development within catering and related industries.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Students are required to supply their own kit at the cost of approximately £310.00.

Contact Information

Gavin Doran, Tel: 028 9026 5022 or email: [email protected]