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Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace

Course title: Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace Course level: Level 1
Qualification: Certificate Awarding body: NCFE
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2019 - 2020
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


Our Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace level 1 certificate is a one-year full-time course which involves three days of study a week. The course is designed to provide an introduction in to the catering and hospitality industry. This will include the high expectations and standards of employers within the industry encouraging and supporting you to develop the skills required to progress into further academic study and employment within the catering and hospitality industry. With the opportunity to experience all aspects of Roots restaurant learners will experience the requirements of the catering and hospitality industry first hand. Learners will undertake front of house, working in the skills kitchen, production kitchen and the bakery. The course is designed to provide opportunities in all aspects of the catering industry. The course also includes front of house and gaining experience with the public, dealing with questions and orders and serving customers. English and maths: Alongside this programme you will complete functional skills English and maths. These lessons will give you the key skills to progress effectively in everyday life and employment whilst gaining nationally recognized qualifications.

Work related learning: During work related learning session there is a focus on developing industry relevant skills and knowledge. These sessions will also provide an opportunity to experience the different requirements of roles within the industry with project based work that is learner led. The course is designed to ensure individuals are constantly developing skills and knowledge to fully prepare for them for their future careers. Learners will plan and deliver their projects within their acquired roles. Learners have completed projects including around the world cuisine, and seasonal events. Within these projects learners can undertake leadership roles and have the opportunity to develop their own skills by supporting their peers.

Tutorial is a workshop designed to develop your employability skills and produce a portfolio of evidence including a CV, personal statement, and general evidence of good practice within your academic studies. There is also opportunity to explore subject areas such as equality and diversity, healthy living, and money management.

The completion of the Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace qualification is for learners seeking to develop greater independence and to enter supported employment or to progress to a higher level vocationally-related qualification. The course gives you the opportunity to:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised entry level qualification
  • Develop interests in different areas which may enable progression to a vocational qualification
  • Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of life skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes
  • Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications
  • Progress to supported employment in a particular vocational sector.

Entry requirements

The Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace programme is aimed at students aged 16 – 19 years who are possibly achieving at Entry Level 3. You must have English and maths at Entry Level 3, and you will be expected to attend a college interview.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

The vocational qualification will be assessed throughout the year through written, practical and oral assignments. English and maths are assessed through a final exam.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of this Level 1 Developing Catering Skills qualification can lead to a place on a Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering programme, apprenticeships or employment opportunities.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online, call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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