Hospitality, Tourism & Sport

Professional Cookery (Introduction) - Level 1

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01041 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 601/0602/5

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Course Content

Our course offers a hands-on approach that balances theory with the practical experience of preparing and serving food including the following units:

  • Introduction to the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • Food Safety and Catering
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Healthy Foods and Special Diets
  • Introduction to Kitchen Equipment
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling and frying
  • Regeneration of prepared foods
  • Cold Food Preparation

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

To achieve Level 1 in Professional Cookery Diploma plus additional qualifications.

Special Features

  • Opportunity to achieve the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Keyskills IT
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in our realistic working kitchens and restaurants.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a combination of multiple choice, written assignments and practical tests. There are 2 practical synoptic tests at the end of the year each lasting 3 hours.

Satisfactory GCSE profile and an interview at the Colleges discretion. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Food Preparation) part-time.

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221
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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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