City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills

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City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Who is this course for?

The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you become a chef or progress to a more senior chef’s role. You’ll gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn other workplace essentials like health and safety in a kitchen.

The Culinary Skills qualifications are for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the Catering and Hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry or those already working in the industry and would like to continue to develop.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Employment or possible employment in the Industry.  

Enrolments by interview only for all Culinary Arts Day Release and Part time Courses will be held on Wednesday 5th September 2018 between 4pm & 6pm.

Please note a minimum level of English (Entry 3) will be required otherwise an additional course must be taken at your own cost. There will be an assessment for applicants who have English as a second language on the enrolement evening.


How long is this course?

A part-time course delivered over two years.

Day and Time: Tuesdays: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Year 1 commences: 18th September 2018 – 11th June 2019.






What will I study on this course?

Safety at Work; Hygiene at Work; Food Preparation Methods; Cost Control Operations; Storage & Care of Materials; Nutrition at Work; Practical Cookery; Cold Food Preparation; Basic Pastry Techniques.


What Qualification will I gain?

City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (7100).
AND Level 2 Food Safety in catering.


How is the course assessed?

Practical skills will be assessed on a weekly basis which will include a range of skills tests on all units. Theory will be assessed by both assignments and short answer paper.

Successful completion of this course requires a minimum of 95% attendance due to continuous assessment.


What does this course lead on to?

City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Skills Level 2 (7138) or City & Guilds Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 (7120).  


How much will it cost?

Year 1 – £1070 which includes registration, exams and all food costs. 

Fees are non-refundable.  Resits of exams are £30.

Uniform/books and knives to be purchased @ approx cost of £150 (details will be given at enrolment evening).


How can I find out more?

For further information please email