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Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Chef training at Riverbank

Is it for me?

This qualification is ideal for school leavers looking to start a career as a chef.

Essential Information

Riverbank Campus in Newport.
Start Date
Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
September - July
Qualifications Achievable
  • Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Maths – GCSE or Functional Skills
  • English – GCSE or Functional Skills
Awarding Body
City & Guilds


The BIIAB Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery has been designed to provide you with the introductory knowledge and skills in order to help you enter the professional cookery industry. Achieving this qualification will show potential employers your have the skills and knowledge to prepare for work in professional cookery and work in roles such as Kitchen Assistant or Junior Cook and onto an Apprenticeship.
What would I do on this course?

Mandatory modules you will need to cover include:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Safety in catering
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Preparing and cooking food by stewing and braising
  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  • Cold food preparation



The qualification contains a mixture of competence and knowledge units demonstrated by completing a portfolio, set knowledge questions, a multiple choice test and tutor observations to demonstrate competence of each cooking method.

Would I always be in the classroom?

You will spend your time between the training kitchen and the classroom. We also arrange work experience for you with a local employer to help give you a real insight to industry.

How do I get started?

Easy – just register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to support you and to improve your outcomes. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want learners to feel that they are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes social, physical and moral development.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Have more questions about the course?

Please contact us and one of the tutors will be able to help you.

What can I do after this course?

Following successful completion of this course, you could progress onto one of our Level 2 Apprenticeships:
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.