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Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills

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Course Description

You will be taught by staff who have extensive industry experience gained from working in some of the country’s top restaurants and hotels.

Culinary and service skills will be developed in our industry standard professional kitchens, our award-winning restaurant and bar and the college bistros. Theory classes will underpin your skill development in preparation for employment in the industry.

To succeed in catering it is important that you are a people-person and able to demonstrate good customer service. You need to be hardworking, be able to work as a part of a team and have good communication skills in order to reach your full potential.


Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications


Course content:

  • Structure and functions of the hospitality industry
  • How to create savoury products
  • Preparation of sweet products
  • Preparation of beverages
  • Serve food and beverages to customers
  • Working safely and hygienically

Work Experience

There are no specific work experience placements, however, the cooking takes place in our fully equipped training kitchens, which are the largest in the North West. As the learners progress, they have access to our accredited contemporary Riverside Restaurant where they serve the general public in a real life working restaurant.


Upon completion of this course learners can progress onto any of the Level 2 catering courses.

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