Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y
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.
To achieve Level 1 in Professional Cookery Diploma plus additional qualifications.
- 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 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.
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport
Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Introduction)
Aaron Elliott – A past pupil of Dunluce School Bushmills, I enrolled on the Level 1 Diploma in introduction to professional Cookery in September 2013, after completing GCSE’s.
Catering had always been in my blood, as I have always been surrounded with family who worked in the industry. However it was not a fore gone conclusion that I would drift into catering, I did look at other options, as I was well aware of the hard work, long hours and commitment needed to be successful in this industry. Never the less after lots of discussion and advice I was drawn to the catering course especially after working part time in a local catering business. No two days are ever the same, the day goes quickly. I love the buzz of a busy function, and the satisfaction of producing good food and getting complemented on it and the opportunities to show flair and develop ideas for presenting and cooking food. So on receipt of my GCSE result, a successful interview and passing the entrance skills test, I was accepted onto the course above. Its now mid November 2013, and I feel very happy with the course, and my decision.
Like everyone I love the practical work, and know I have to do the written part as well. As a class we all get on well together, the tutors are helpful, supportive and approachable with regard to all aspects of the course. Already I have achieved my CIEH Food Safety award Level 2 and am looking forward with some trepidation to the fourth coming practical assessments. I have enjoyed the industrial visits and we have had various work shops, demonstrations and talks.
So for me its so far so good, and all being well I will progress through to Level 3, and perhaps after that consider specialising in a particular area.