City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking/Food and Beverage Service | Level 1

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title C&G LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD PREPARATION AND COOKING
Code FE0347-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time

Overview

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

At Level 1 and 2 you will study a combination of food and beverage service and professional cookery and at Level 3 you will specialise in your preferred area.

In addition to food and customer service skills, you will develop skills in food preparation, cookery, bar service and front-of-house experience. You will explore gastronomy, learn technical skills required for advanced preparation of dishes in professional kitchens and restaurant service skills.

  • Industry-standard restaurant, coffee shop and kitchens
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants
  • Themed evenings, community and charity events

This course leads to two qualifications after one year (above). However some students may gain one qualification in one year, with an option to study for the second qualification the year after. This will be discussed at interview.

Details

About this course

Northbrook MET has industry-standard training facilities including The Arundel Restaurant, Brooks Coffee Shop and catering kitchens with the latest equipment. You will take part in themed evenings, food fairs, community and charity events, developing customer service and cookery skills. The College has excellent links with the hospitality industry and, as you progress, there are opportunities to visit hotels and restaurants and work with celebrity chefs.

Topics include

  • Coffee shop service
  • Coffee shop food preparation
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Working in a team
  • Preparing simple dishes, salads and sandwiches

Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

Your next steps...

After this course

Further study

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2 Catering & Hospitality or specialise with a Level 2 course in Professional Cookery or Food & Beverage Service, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers include:

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Hospital cook
  • Bartender
  • Front of house

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2 Catering & Hospitality or specialise with a Level 2 course in Professional Cookery or Food & Beverage Service, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers include:

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Hospital cook
  • Bartender
  • Front of house