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Catering and Hospitality

Food Preparation, Cooking, Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

After successfully completing this course you may be able to progress onto Level 2 Hospitality Services or an apprenticeship if suitable employment is found.

Who is it for?

Whether you have always pictured yourself working at the biggest events, dreamed of a career within some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world or simply want to learn how to create amazing culinary dishes, then a qualification in hospitality and catering could be for you!

There are a huge variety of careers within hospitality and catering and this qualification is a great first step into the industry.

What is covered?

Throughout the course, topics covered include focusing on:

  • The introduction to basic cooking skills
  • Understanding the hospitality and catering industry
  • Customer care
  • Health and safety
  • Food safety
  • Preparation and cooking
  • Serving of food within our realistic working environments.

You will also cover the service of food and beverages and be assessed through observation and test papers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2 GCSEs at grades 1/G or above, or an appropriate Entry Level Certificate.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The course left me fully equipped and ready to start working at the Royal Automobile Club in London. I really appreciate all the help I’ve got from the staff at Peterborough College – they were always ready to answer any questions and I really enjoyed the course.

Taylor Watts

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