Course Title Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Level: 1
Code Y161

Overview of the Course

This Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry is ideal for anyone who would like to work in the hospitality and catering sector.

You will be encouraged to develop and practise basic catering and food safety skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hospitality sector. By gaining an understanding of the hospitality industry you will be able to choose which direction you would like to progress in.

What are the career opportunities?

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Bar Person
  • Baker
  • Confectioner
  • Barista
  • Food Service Person

What are the entry requirements?

Three or more GCSEs at grades 9-1 (A*-G) including maths and English

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The course is structured into units that consist of assignments and a range of practical tests.

The assignments focus on aspects of the catering industry including:

  • Introduction to the hospitality industry
  • Customer service in the hospitality
    industry
  • Basic cookery and food preparation
  • Introduction to healthy eating
  • Using kitchen equipment

Practical tests are based around using different food items and cooking methods.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

This qualification provides a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in the catering industry. English and communication skills are particularly important, you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers, respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner and maintain written records of work completed. Carrying out calculations is vital when working in the kitchen area. Recipes will be developed which will include yields, measurements and ratios. Whilst working in the restaurant or bistro you will develop cash handling skills.

Work experience

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Bar Person
  • Baker
  • Confectioner
  • Barista
  • Food Service Person

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Catering and Hospitality Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to Level 2 or an apprenticeship. You will have the opportunity to take part in external catering events, sport and fitness activities, visits to local employers and trips. Recently students have visited Milan, Italy.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There may be an additional cost for kitchen and restaurant uniform.


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