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Catering and Hospitality

Food Preparation and Cooking Certificate Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification you can progress on to the Level 2 Food Production and Cooking Diploma

Who is it for?

This course is your first step to a career in the hospitality and catering industry and covers all the basic duties to become a chef, from maintaining a safe place to work to preparing and cooking food items. You will also gain front-of-house and customer service skills by putting what you have learnt into practice in the College’s restaurant, The Gallery Kitchen.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • 101 Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • 103 Maintain customer care
  • 104 Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • 105 Clean and store crockery and cutlery
  • 108 Provide a table and tray service
  • 119 Prepare and cook fish
  • 120 Prepare and cook meat and poultry
  • 203 Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • 284 Produce basic vegetable dishes
  • 289 Produce basic pasta dishes

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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