The Hospitality Industry - Level 1


Introduction to this course

If you want to start a career in the Hospitality & Catering industry, this is an excellent introduction. This study programme will develop your skills in professional cookery and restaurant service to a level which will enable you to be prepared for a future in the hospitality industry. In addition students will be taught Food Hygiene, Basic Health & Safety and employability skills.


There will be relevant trips throughout the year, as well as end-of-year excursion and you will complete at least sixty hours of work experience as part of this study programme.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

You will need three GCSEs at grade F or above including English and maths and a keen interest in the Hospitality and Catering industry.



Duration of this Course

1 Year Course



Career Prospects

Upon successfully completion you can progress to a full-time, Level 2 study programme or an Apprenticeship in either Professional Cookery or Professional Food & Beverage Services.



How will I be assessed?

Your progress will be assessed though practical assessments, short answer tests and written assignments.



Course content/units

Professional Cookery units include:

  • 202: Food Safety in Catering
  • 602: Introduction to Employability in the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • 603: Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • 604: Introduction to Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • 605: Introduction to Kitchen Equipment
  • 607: Prepare and Cook Food by Boiling, Poaching and Steaming
  • 608: Prepare and Cook Food by Stewing and Braising
  • 609: Prepare and Cook Food by Baking, Roasting and Grilling
  • 610: Prepare and Cook Food by Deep Drying and Shallow Frying
  • 611: Regeneration of Pre-prepared Food
  • 612: Cold Food Preparation

  • Food & Beverage units include:

  • 101: Introduction to the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • 202: Food Safety in Catering
  • 103: Health & Safety Legislation
  • 104: Legislation in Food & Beverage Service
  • 105: Understand Menus
  • 106: Introduction to Personal Skills in the Workplace
  • 107: Dealing with Payments and Bookings
  • 108: Food & Beverage Service Skills
  • 109: Bar Service Skills
  • 110: Hot Beverage Skills


  • Expenses for this course

    Uniform - £200.