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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWL1HOSP
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

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Course overview

This introductory qualification is designed for learners to develop kitchen skills and health and safety awareness. To develop knife skills and preparation methods, the use of everyday ingredients and developing knowledge of how to use them. Making dishes and desserts for the college restaurant including cakes and pastries for the café bar. You will learn transferable and sector specific skills which will enhance your progression for future learning.

Each week you will prepare and cook dishes which have been demonstrated to you. You will be shown how to put ingredients together. You will be working in a professional kitchen using equipment and developing your individual skills for progression. You will have the opportunity for part time work experience trips, visits and guest speakers to help enrich your learning experience.

What you'll study

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and three sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Each learner will work towards 3 PSD units, choosing from:

  • Basic cookery skills.
  • Understanding commodities
  • Preparing cakes, pastries and scone.
  • Making salads, hot and cold sandwiches.
  • Cooking methods.
  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and three sector specific units over the duration of the course.

    Each learner will work towards 3 PSD units, choosing from:

    • Basic cookery skills.
    • Understanding commodities
    • Preparing cakes, pastries and scone.
    • Making salads, hot and cold sandwiches.
    • Cooking methods.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in Hospitality and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work - 30 hours work experience is part of this course.

Next steps

On successful completion of the course you will be in a position to progress to a Level 2 course or into employment in the hospitality industry.

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