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Catering and Hospitality

Culinary Skills Introductory Award Level 1 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in January 2024. This course will take 16 weeks to complete, term-time only.

Entry requirements

You will need two GCSE’s at grade 2 (E) or above including Maths and English.

You will achieve

Culinary Skills Introductory Award Level 1 (City & Guilds)

Course overview

Are you looking at re-training? This course is taught by our experienced chef lecturers and will provide you with the basic practical skills required to work in food preparation and cooking establishments. Lessons take place in our kitchens that are designed to replicate industry kitchens. While this course is very practical, theory elements will underpin the skills you learn in practical lessons, for example teaching you about food safety, hygiene, and healthy eating.

Course content

In the kitchens our chef lecturers will develop your skills, including the preparation and cooking of meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, soups, stocks and sauces. Once you have mastered the basics, you will expand your skills to look at more complex dishes, for example cooking shell fish and offal. In our bakery, you will develop your baking skills looking at hot and cold desserts, as well as producing biscuits, cakes and sponge products.

While this course is practical, there will be end of unit tests set by City & Guilds. The theory elements will underpin the skills you learn in practical lessons and are question and assignment based.

We run a very professional department and your uniform and equipment is integral to that professionalism. You are required to provide your own uniform and equipment, such as knives.
At college we use a local supplier who gives a good discount to all our learners and we will provide you with a uniform and equipment list.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Professional Cookery Level 2 NVQ Diploma.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £292. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

Extra information

You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Culinary Skills Introductory Award Level 1 Part-time

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