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City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate inCulinary and Restaurant Skills

Does the challenge of cooking the finest food in the fast-paced kitchen environment of a top restaurant appeal to you?

This programme will introduce you to a variety of cookery methods, improving your competence and developing your practical skills. You will have the opportunity to enter local, national and international competitions.

Awarded By:

Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

Course Code:

  • 24/25CFF5101

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year


  • September 2024


  • Boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Baking, roasting and braising
  • Deep and shallow frying
  • Food safety in catering
  • Personal workplace skills
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • English and Maths
  • Work placement


  • This programme will introduce you to a variety of cookery methods, improving your competence and developing those practical skills which are highly sought after in the industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to enter local, national, and international competitions. Previous students have enjoyed these competitions and achieved impressive results.


  • At least two GCSEs at grade G/1 or above (or equivalent).
  • You should also be able to demonstrate your numeracy and literacy skills through a short test.


Upon completion of this course, you'll have the opportunity to progress on to a variety of courses, such as a Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills, or enter directly into employment.

Students may have the opportunity to study Functional Skills or GCSEs in maths and English.

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