mobile menu Navigation


Food Preparation and Cookery – City & Guilds NVQ                         Level 1 - Certificate                                 


    Course Content


This is the course will give students a good basic understanding of hospitality work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study at college.

What you will learn:

You will cover a wide range of topics that will equip you to gain a valuable understanding of how the hospitality industry operates.  Assessment methods include written assignments, practical assessments and underpinning knowledge questioning. You will gain a range of skills and experience vital for your progression onto further education in post 16 or in this area of employment.



    For the Certificate: -


A unit based format which enables you to experience a range of teaching and learning styles, from practical work, to group discussions, and interactive sessions using IT facilities. All units are assessed and graded with an overall grade for the qualification awarded.

This course will provide you with an introduction to practical skills and knowledge required for the Catering and Hospitality industry including subjects as follows:


Maintain a safe and hygienic working environment

Work effectively as part of a Hospitality team.

Maintain Food safety when preparing, storing and cooking food.

Prepare vegetables

Cook vegetables

Prepare and cook fish

Prepare and cook meat and poultry

Package food for delivery

Maintain customer care

Prepare and finish simple salad and fruit dishes

Prepare and clear areas for counter and takeaway service

Prepare hot and cold sandwiches

Prepare and cook pasta

Provide a counter and takeaway service

Prepare and cook rice

Prepare and cook eggs

Prepare and cook pulses

Prepare and cook vegetable protein

Cook and finish simple bread and dough products

Prepare and cook grain




    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 Wythenshawe Campus, we use exceptional facilities and experienced Catering/Food Tech staff 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.




The qualifications provide knowledge and practical skills at level 1 in Food Preparation and Cookery

On completion of this qualification students may want to progress on to Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking. This course can be done through Manchester College at the Fielden Campus.


Click on link for more information below.