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Level 1

Food Preparation And Cooking


1 year
1 year


Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy
Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024


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.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

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
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

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.