2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 1

Awarding body

City and Guilds

Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

This qualification will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or a career in the hospitality sector.

You will gain an introduction to the hospitality industry, including food preparation and cooking, and food and drink service.

You will also be provided with an introduction to health and safety and food safety in a catering environment.

Entry Criteria

No formal requirements for entry to this course. A good level of English and maths is beneficial.

Entry Criteria

You will complete an initial assessment to identify you suitability to the course.

Kits & Uniforms

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform, knife set and course handbook at approximately £220. Please ask about receiving funding for this.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited into college to attend a meet the tutor chat.

Modules Studied

You will study the following modules:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Basic Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Preparing and Serving Drinks
  • Introduction to Food Commodities
  • Using Kitchen Equipment
  • Health and Safety and Food Safety Awareness in Catering
  • Introduction to Kitchen Equipment
  • Preparing and Displaying Salads and Sandwiches for Service
  • Introduction to Pastry and Cake Preparation and Cooking Methods
  • Assisting at a Hospitality Event
  • Legislation in Food and Beverage Service
  • Food and Beverage Service Skills
  • Prepare and Clean a Food Area and Appliances
  • Food Safety in Catering

Times of Delivery

You will receive your timetable before the start of term.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

You will complete the following:

  • Assignments
  • Practical Observations
  • Short Question Answers Papers
  • Multiple Choice Papers
  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety

Where can it take me?

Cooks £14,040 Potential salary

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Chefs £18,200 Potential salary

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Kitchen and catering assistants £11,960 Potential salary

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