Culinary Skills

Certificate , Level 1
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What Our Students Say

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


“The tutors here, they are really interactive and they’re always there, even outside of lessons whenever you need something, we don’t go around calling everyone Sir or Miss, second names – we use first names for everything and there’s a more relaxed and friendly communication between the tutors and the students.”


“I’m working really well with my tutors – they’re really supportive and we just have a laugh. It’s like a really nice atmosphere. I think the facilities are really fantastic.”


Did you know!

  • English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.
  • There are 41,219 jobs in the hospitality and catering sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

Course Information


Explore the exciting hospitality and catering industry with our level 1 course. This course provides a basic understanding of the industry and can help you progress to further study or your first job in hospitality. You will learn how to serve and prepare basic restaurant style dishes.

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Complete basic food preparation and serve food and drink.
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating.
  • Gain an introduction to food safety and health and safety.
  • Develop employment skills such as CV building and interviewing.
  • Entry requirements

    A strong interest in food and/or customer service is essential. A good understanding of written and spoken English is required. You will also need to be under 18 years of age. Grade 2 in Maths and English

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include a relevant level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 78880-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

    Employment Statistics

    • Cooks

      Average Salary
    • Catering and bar managers

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    • Kitchen and catering assistants

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