Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1

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 Awareness

  • Healthier 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/E and above, including English and Maths, as well as a successful interview.

Where next?

On successful completion you can apply for the Diploma in Professional Cookery at Level 2, 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 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

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