TBC Level 1 Diploma Introduction into Professional Cookery

Full Time

About the Course

This course is for those who work, or want to work, as professional chefs and are looking for a basic understanding of the industry, in order to progress in a job, or move on to further study. This qualification will build on your interest and passion for the Hospitality and catering sector industry.

The core units studied, include:

  • Food safety

  • Health & Safety in the workplace

  • Health foods and special diets

  • Preparing and cooking food using a variety of cooking methods 

  • Working with fresh and pre-prepared ingredients 

  • Cold food preparation

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 and above, including English and Maths, as well as a successful interview.

Where next?

On successful completion you can apply for Level 2 Professional Cookery, or an Apprenticeship, or go into Hospitality and catering at a junior level.

Work Experience and Employability

This course contains work experience and other activities to help you develop employability skills.

What additional resources will I need?

  • Chef Whites including Chef Tunic, Apron, Hat, Trousers, Skull Cap, Safety Shoes

  • Restaurant Uniform

  • Full set of knives and cooking equipment

Depending upon household income you may be able to apply for a bursary to pay for the uniform and equipment required

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk.