Level 1 Professional Cookery

This programme is designed to develop your skills in your chosen career at our state of the art new build catering department and purpose built restaurant kitchen in the town centre at our new T1 campus with excellent transport links.

The course includes 16 different units within the catering and hospitality industry and comprises of basic cookery sessions both practical and theoretical knowledge.

Visits to local hospitality providers including hotels, suppliers and restaurants, within the Manchester area.

Students will be given a opportunity to work in some noted establishments as part of their course and learning experience.

several national and international competitions are entered each year by students with a great proven record of success.

You will gain valuable practical experience working in the restaurant at Tameside ONE which belongs to the college and open to the public.

You will also be developing your knowledge and skills within the kitchens using a variety of ingredient, styles, cuisines and methods of cookery, as well as building those key employability and industry skills and qualification portfolio.

This course has been designed to give both practical hands on skills and an understanding of the catering industry with food safety and health and safety for the catering industry also included. The course is for enthusiast’s people and individuals looking to take the next steps towards a career in the catering industry.
Your weekly practical timetable would be made up of a theory, practical and RWE (Realistic working environment) classes using brand new facilities and state of the art equipment to produce high quality products covering all aspects of the industry.

Your theory sessions are made up of underpinning knowledge questions taught by experienced tutors.

Products and experiences of our courses to see on Instagram and twitter @tamesidechef

Enrichment opportunities-

Established winners of prestigious national competitions including, ACF and GMCG, Craft guild of chefs and finalists at Nestle Toque d'Or®

Strong links with multiple local businesses in all aspects of the industry.
Learners must have:

 ●  To qualify for onto this course you have to be 16-19, be available for a full weekly timetable and be prepared to work at professional standards. You will also be invited to an interview to assess your interest, aptitude and suitability to the course.

 ●  Good communication skills.

 ●  A hardworking approach towards the industry

 ●  Catering whites will be required to be purchased, to a specific standard and style (guidance given)
Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course. We will ask you to complete practical assessments, which are recorded in a qualification file that includes the qualification units and assesses both practical and theory aspects of the course, and written assignments and tests.
The progression route for further study is the level 2 professional cookery qualification on successful completion of this level 1 Diploma, and apprenticeship opportunities at level 2.

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