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Culinary Skills Introduction VRQ

Level 1 Certificate

The Level 1 Culinary Skills qualification will suit you if you are new to the industry and want to gain a good basic understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

This Culinary Skills qualification will enable you to develop skills which can lead to you becoming a chef and could progress you to a more senior chef's role. You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and patisserie skills, and you will also learn other workplace essentials in food safety and working with others. The Culinary Skills qualification is for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. The course is aimed at 16-18 year olds.

Students aged 16-18 will form a study programme which will also include the VRQ Level 1 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service qualification.

Depending on GCSE results the study programme could either include functional skills (Maths & English) or GCSE (Maths & English) and any underpinning knowledge required for the qualification.

In this course, students cover the fundamental professional culinary skills required to become a chef in the current, dynamic industry.

The course covers topics such as:

- Food safety

- Health and safety in catering

- Healthier foods

- Costs and menu planning

- Preparing and cooking different foods

These qualifications are assessed by using assignments, practical tasks, exams and or online tests.

For these qualifications you will complete practical demonstrations/synoptic exams, assignments and take a multiple choice examination. On this course, students will learn the fundamental professional culinary skills required to become a chef in this current dynamic industry.

There will be a requirement to purchase uniform and knives which will be further explained at interview.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

You could progress into employment or onto the following City & Guilds qualifications:

Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills

Level 2 NVQ in Food Production and Cooking (Apprenticeship)

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you find a job as a:

- Catering assistant

- Chef

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

Some of the best food I've had and at an incredible price. 3 courses and half a bottle of (good quality, not house) wine for £27.50 per head. These trainee chefs really know what their doing. The college does a fantastic job in training up chefs who go onto to work in some of the best restaurants in the region country. The front of house staff are let loose early in their training which provides an endearing (occasionally entertaining!) waiter/waitress experience

Trip Advisor Review of the Academy Restaurant - 11th February 2014

Course Location

Duke Street
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