NVQ Level 1 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service

What is the Course About?

This course will enable you to gain many basic skills and a sound knowledge of food preparation and cooking and food and drink service to achieve a nationally recognised qualification from City & Guilds: the Lead Body for Catering Qualifications.

Each candidate will have set targets or goals of achievement within a certain period of time to gain successful NVQ Level 1 within 9 months with progression to NVQ Level 2.

What subject will I study?

  • NVQ Level 1 Food Preparation & Cooking, Bakery & Patisserie

  • NVQ Level 1 Food & Beverage Service

  • Highfield Food Safety Level 1

  • Highfield Food Allergen Awareness Level 2

  • Highfield Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace Level 1

  • Functional Skills

What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion could lead to study at Level 2 or employment in the workplace as a catering assistant, commis chef or food server.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place by 2 methods;

  • Tutor observation of practical tasks in which the candidates will produce menu items and food & drink service for the College public restaurant.

  • Short underpinning knowledge test papers assessed by the awarding body, City & Guilds.

Assessment will only take place when the candidate feels confident and ready.

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSE’s at Grade D-G or above including English

  • A keen interest in Hospitality and Catering

  • A successful College interview