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Entry 3 & Level 1 Award in Catering and Hospitality

Subject Area
Catering & Hospitality
Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Entry 3 Award in Catering and Hospitality
Study Level
Entry Level, Trade & Professional, Entry Level 3
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


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.

Each week you will undergo a placement at Cottingley community centre as a group running the café and kitchen. We will travel as a group on public transport.

During the year you will learn transferable and sector specific skills which will enhance your progression for future learning.

  Key Info

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 a weekly placement developing and learning new skills. These will include customer service, team work, money skills. Trips and visits and guest speakers to help enrich your learning experience.

The course is based on a Programme of Study which consists of:

  • The vocational option itself
  • A City & Guilds Employability Award
  • Maths and English
  • A Tutorial Programme
  • Work Experience

Learners will study three core Employability units along side developing skills for catering and hospitality.

Each learner will work towards 3 PSD units:

  • Basic Cookery Skills
  • Understanding Commodities
  • Cooking Methods

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.

English and/or Maths 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.

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

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course.

Successful completion of this course can prepare you for progression into careers in Catering and Hospitality. You will have developed the core skills needed to work in this environment.


If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.


Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.



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