Hospitality and Catering Certificate Level 1

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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 food and drink and prepare basic dishes. In addition, you’ll cover healthy eating, food safety, and health and safety.


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 / 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.

    Career Progression

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

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Labour Market

    There are 41,219 jobs in the hospitality and catering sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “It has been an amazing experience. The dedicated and passionate tutors are experienced chefs that know the industry and prepare us to work as professionals. I highly recommend these courses.” - Ana Mora Roás Patisserie and Confectionery|“My time at the college has been so enriching and fulfilling. During my two years the tutors have been so dedicated and passionate. Not only do they have a vast knowledge, but they are experienced chefs that know the industry well and prepare us to work as professionals. I have been pushed and motivated to achieve the best of my potential. It has been an amazing experience and I highly recommend these courses.” - Ana Mora Roás Patisserie and Confectionery
    School of Travel, Food & Drink
    Leeds City College
    Leeds City College