C&G Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking (7131-03)

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Course description

C&G Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking (7131-03):

This course is for those who have a passion for food and drink, completing this course is your first step to working in a professional kitchen or restaurant. The course also includes the C&G Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Hospitality Industry (7107-11).

Course Content

A total of 12 units must be achieved for the full qualification. The units cover the following areas:

Introduction to the hospitality industry
Health and safety
Food hygiene
Cooking methods
Preparation and cooking of hot and cold dishes
Customer care
Food and drink service.

Study Methods

Theory lessons through out the year on specific subject units within the qualification. RWE sessions in Revisco restaurant preparing, cooking and serving real customers in the college restaurant open to the public. Skills build sessions in the kitchen to gain skills of certain dishes to enable assessment of these dishes to gain Pass/Merit/Distinction grades.

How is the course assessed

Theory based units are assessed through graded assignments and short answer tests in exam conditions. Practical units are assessed by graded short answer tests and a graded practical test using specific dishes in exam conditions. Additionally, two graded practical synoptic exams preparing and cooking multiple dishes in exam conditions. One unit is assessed by an on-line test.

Where next - Further Studies

C&G Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery or an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Direct entry into the catering industry as a trainee commis chef or waiter/waitress for career development.

Additional entry requirements

No previous industry experience in catering or hospitality is required. GCSEs at grade E (grade 2) or above in English and maths with a good standard of written and spoken English is desirable

Awarding body

City & Guilds

Course reference: GHPL1F (use this when contacting provider)

Course info
Start Date: No future start dates currently available


Hayes, UB3 3BB


1 year


Full time


NVQ Level 1 and relevant components



Please check with the college or instructor for the most accurate details on price

More info: There are no tuition fees for home students aged 16-18 years old. All students pay a £5 ID card fee and additional materials and course costs may apply. Tuition fees may apply for students aged 19+ and the cost depends on your circumstances. All 19+ students pay a £35 College registration fee and £5 for an ID card. Annual car parking costs £150 if required. Please contact the college for more details.

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