NCFE Occupational Studies for the Workplace Level 1 Diploma
Hospitality and Catering Pathway
This course offers a practical approach to developing skills in basic cooking and what is involved in the hospitality and catering industry. All of this will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move on to higher education or into sector based employment.
How will I learn?
Woodpecker Court has a brand new industrial training kitchen. You will be involved in real world catering and learning practically with an environment and equipment you would find in a professional kitchen, with a professional chef, as well as working in the classroom to build your portfolio of evidence.
You will carry out research projects and take control of your own education to gain knowledge in a sector that interests you.
In year two you will be able to carry out a work placement and gain skills from professionals in your chosen sector, and continue studies for a level 1 or level 2 course in catering.
What will I learn?
You will start by learning about organisation tools and techniques and working with others to give you a kick start at being able to take control of your education and prioritise your tasks.
Students are involved in basic food preparation and cooking, customer service in the hospitality industry by serving lunch and serving in our community café, learning about how the industry works, and how to maintain a hygienic and safe working environment.
How will it be delivered?
Work is split 50:50 between practical and theory sessions. The vast majority of assessments are done through internal practical observations whilst working in our kitchen and café, as the nature of our provision caters for those who struggle with the classroom environment. There is some written work involved, students will undertake research individually.
This can lead to further in depth study at level 1, level 2, or an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or employment in the sector.