Introduction to Culinary Skills

Qualification: City & Guilds Award
Level 1

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About this course

Our Level 1 Award in Introduction to Culinary Skills course is ideal if you are looking to work or start a career in hospitality and catering.  It will cover two units: Kitchen Equipment and Cold Food Preparation.

This short evening course is a taster in preparation for the full Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills course.  Prior culinary knowledge is not essential.

* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and unemployed or learning less than £18,525 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848

What you will learn

The course consists of two units:

  • Kitchen equipment
  • Cold food preparation

Kitchen equipment is a theory-based unit however you will be using various pieces of equipment to produce a range of cold dishes to support the practical element of the course.

The cold food preparation unit consists of a short answer theory test paper as well as completing a timed practical assessment. For this you will need to produce a range of Hors d’oeuvres/canapes as well as a compound salad.


You will get to learn in our modern commercial kitchens which will provide you with the perfect place to develop your skills for this important industry.

Entry requirements

No prior culinary knowledge is required. A short phone interview will be required prior to enrolment.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/05/23 17:00 - 20:30 (Wed) 7 weeks Main campus £293 or £0 if eligible*
What next?

Progress to the full Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills.

Additional information

You will not require a full uniform and knives for this course but you will be required to wear safety clothing provided by the college.