The Old Grammar School Campus, Newport: 01983 533926 | Riverbank Campus, Newport : 01983 824930 | Lakeside Campus, Portsmouth: 02392 374752

Level 1 Certificate in General Cookery

Full-Time Course


This qualification has been developed to introduce individuals to the initial skills and knowledge required to enter the catering industry. During the course you will gain the skills and experience needed through practical sessions in our fully equipped commercial training kitchen and the knowledge needed through classroom based sessions.
The course is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this exciting industry.


Essential Information

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Start Date

September – this is flexible, please contact us for more information.

Course Length

September – July


At our Riverbank Campus, plus work based experienced.


Please contact us for details.

Awarding Body


Vacancies always available

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The Learning Journey

1. On-programme

Training and development will take place during this part of the course at an HTP Apprenticeship College Campus. In addition, you will undertake work experience with an employer chosen to meet your needs and aspirations.

Whilst at HTP you will also receive training and support to enable you to improve your Maths and English skills. There are a range of qualification levels available, including GCSE, and you will work towards the qualification which is most suitable for you.

What you'll learn while on-programme
Mandatory modules you will need to cover include:
  • Using kitchen equipment;
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry;
  • Introduction to healthy eating;
  • Food safety in catering;
  • Customer service in the hospitality industry;
  • Basic food preparation and cooking.

2. Assessment

In order to achieve this qualification, candidates must show that they meet the relevant outcomes and the required knowledge and understanding. This will be achieved by completing Multiple Choice Tests and Practical assignments.


3. Certificate

Certificates will be awarded for each qualification achieved.


On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the following:

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2

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