Level 1

Food Preparation And Cooking


1 year


Rush Green Campus
Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy


Sep 2022


Adult 19+



Earn a nationally recognised award in professional cooking techniques!

You'll learn to cook a range of foods using a variety of methods.

Course units are:

  • Maintain a safe, hygenic & secure working environment
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing & cooking food
  • Prepare & cook vegetables
  • Prepare & cook fish
  • Prepare & cook meat & poultry
  • Prepare & cook pasta
  • Prepare & cook rice

You'll be assessed on an ongoing basis and will update your work portfolio to show your skill development.

The final grade is simply a pass or a fail.

There are no specific entry requirements - you'll just need a love of good food and an ambition to build a career in the hospitality industry.

On successful completion of this course you can move up to the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, choosing to specialise in Patisserie if you wish.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.