Foundation Pathway: Hospitality and Catering Level 1

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Get started in a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop the essential, practical skills and knowledge you’ll need for working in an industrial kitchen environment.


What I'll learn

The pathway gives you an introduction to the Hospitality and Catering industry. You learn basic cooking methods such as baking, frying and grilling.

You will develop good knowledge in basic food preparation, cooking, food safety and storage and serving food and drink. You develop essential employability skills and hygienic working practices and will perfect the art of preparing fresh modern and classic dishes.

You also gain wider personal development skills vital for success in further study or employment. They include self-confidence, working with others, taking responsibility and time management. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight in future study or careers open to you.


How I'll learn

You will take part in interactive and fun activities to develop your skills in hospitality and catering.


How I'll be assessed

You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject. You will be assessed at a level that suits you. Functional skills and GCSE maths and English will be assessed through external examinations.

You will gain a Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression on completion of your studies.

On successful completion of the course, you may move on to a full-time Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.


Entry Requirements

You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However, you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject. 

You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy to apply for this course. The commitment to work towards improving English and maths is required for this programme. Both Functional skill and GCSE re-sits are offered. We will also expect a satisfactory school report. 

As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.


How to Apply

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete the short form here.