Level 1 Professional Cookery

Your Unique Experience

An exciting challenge of a professional kitchen environment gaining the skills of a Master Chef

Specialist front of house skills used in our very own fine dining restaurant experience

Fantastic opportunities to demonstrate outstanding skills to high profile guests which have included royalty and prestigious organisations

Students’ progress to prestigious employers such as Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, The White Hart, The French, Hotel Gotham

Taught by professional chefs who provide culinary expertise for top sports stars at Wimbledon and the Chester Race Course

Escoffier’s Cook and Service competition winners

Course Content

This is the course for you if you're just starting out or starting your first catering / hospitality job. You want a good basic understanding of catering / hospitality work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study. You will cover a wide range of topics that will equip you to gain a valuable understanding of how the catering & hospitality industry operates, learning many new skills along the way. All units are assessed and graded with an overall grade for the qualification awarded.

More than just a Course

The catering industry is one of the world’s fastest growing, job creating professions. With over 1.8 million employees it offers one of the most diverse ranges of employment opportunities anywhere. Feeding growth in this sector is Professional Food Studies key objective and we really want you to be part of it.

High profile celebrity chefs and food service personnel accurately reflect exceptionally high standards of work and commitment. At Tameside College, we use exceptional facilities and industry professionals to mirror these standards and inspire learners to become the next celebrity chef.

You will develop high levels of culinary skills, communication and teamwork within outstanding fine dining and casual dining areas – all play a major role in developing young chefs of the future.

Course Format

Full Time

Special Features

You will have the opportunity to work in one of our real working environments, the Aroma Bistro. You will also complete a range of specialist mandatory and optional units that will enable you to progress your new skills.

Entry Qualifications

There are no formal entry qualifications for this course. All you need is a desire and passion to cook. A good attendance record at school will also help your application. The process for being accepted on the course will also involve an interview with a member of the catering team.


On completion of your course there will be an opportunity to progress to a level 1 diploma in professional cookery and apprenticeship opportunities at level 2.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.