Level 1 in Professional Cookery

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
1 year
Full time
Professional Training

Course description

Level 1 in Professional Cookery

This one-year course is suitable for learners 16 and over. It will enable you to achieve a Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery. This course will also help you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for various sectors of the catering industry and subsequent career progression.

Suitability - Who should attend?

You will need 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. Potential candidates must demonstrate their commitment and enthusiasm towards a career within the catering industry. Each candidate will be considered on their experience, suitability, school reference showing good attendance and behaviour. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Training Course Content

  • Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - which provides an introduction to the industry
  • food safety
  • health and safety
  • healthy foods and special diets
  • kitchen equipment
  • personal workplace skills.

It also covers how to prepare and cook food

  • Methods such as boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting, grilling, braising and stewing.
  • Unit Certificate in Food Safety in Catering.

Continuing Studies

Upon completion, you could continue on to our Level 2 in Professional Cookery, enter the catering and hospitality sector in a professional kitchen environment, or study a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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