Level 1: Culinary and Restaurant Skills | Loughborough College

City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in
Culinary and Restaurant Skills

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

The work of a chef is varied and you could find yourself doing anything and everything from preparing fish as a starter to preparing whole venison from the larder section or tempering chocolate for desserts.

There are so many options available but in a few years you could be managing that prestigious kitchen. So, if you like meeting new people, helping them out, working in a team, and seeing a satisfied customer eat your food, then this is the career for you.

Course Content

Modules include introductions to investigating the hospitality and catering industries, food safety in catering, healthier foods and special diets, personal workplace skills, and an introduction to kitchen equipment.

You'll also be taught how to prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting, deep frying, shallow frying, and braising, as well as preparing cold food.

Theoretical aspects will be assessed primarily through assignments and short-answer questions. Seven practical tests will take place throughout the programme, with the two main practical tests happening towards the end of the course.


  • 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.
  • You may also take part in a three-week, European placement (subject to funding).
  • At the 2011 Welsh International Culinary championships, Loughborough College was voted 'Best Learner Live'.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Opportunities

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 Professional Cookery, or enter directly into employment.


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19CFG5101

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