Hospitality & Catering Level 1

Join us for this exciting Level 1 course, where we will help you channel your passion and flair for food and cookery. You will learn skills in food preparation, cooking, and food and beverage service in our modern kitchens and training restaurant.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 1

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60170 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Over the course of the year you will develop skills in how to prepare and cook food, using methods and techniques such as; boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling, and deep and shallow frying.

You will be able to practise these skills in our fully-equipped kitchens and fully-functioning restaurant at our Station Plaza campus. You will be able to get to know the types of equipment used in a professional kitchen, while gaining a thorough understanding of the importance of food safety and health and safety in the kitchen. You will also be able to practise key skills in food and beverage service.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum two grade 2 at GCSE including English and/or maths.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by way of observation and short answer question papers culminating with a synoptic assessment and the end of the course.

What qualification will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will have worked towards developing your English, Maths and Employability skills within the hospitality and catering industry.

What can I do after completing this course?

The course is an excellent starting point for further training or courses such as the Level 2 Hospitality and Catering course.

You may also look to start your career in the industry in food service or counter service roles, or as food preparation staff.

Are there any extra costs?

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £220. You may also have the opportunity to visit a number of catering and cooking events which may incur additional costs.