Level 1 in Professional Cookery

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course is an introduction to the skills required to work as a professional chef in the industry, a foundation for a career within the exciting customer focussed Hospitality profession.

You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to progress to a Level 2 Hospitality and Catering qualification. Within this programme you will also study Essential skills Wales.

What Will I Learn?

You will study units that reflect the needs of the catering industry, while further preparing you for a career within this sector.

You will study; Primary aspects of hospitality, Employment Standards, Health & Safety, Customer Service and Essential Skills in Communication & Application of Number & Information Technology

Our Hospitality and Catering courses will give you the skills you need to success within the industry. You will gain hands on experience working within our professional kitchens and restaurants. Our training restaurants are open to the public, this will give you a great opportunity to see what it’s like to work in the industry. When you decide the time is right to look for employment you will already have experience of working within a professional environment.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a foundation course qualification including Essential Skills Communication and Application of Number at Entry Level 3.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. Your interview will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course, a full uniform list will be provided.


You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.


Additional Fee Notes

Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Chef Uniform - £55.06, Restaurant Materials - £26.15, Knife Set - £40) (Suggested Optional - Text books, Hand Blender, Mixer). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • As you progress, we can guide you towards a higher level course or assist you if you wish to go directly into employment. Whichever path you chose.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor

    Average salary: £17,979

  • Baker or flour confectioner

    Average salary: £16,556

  • Chef

    Average salary: £15,113

  • Cook

    Average salary: £16,575

  • Catering or bar manager

    Average salary: £18,584


Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.

Entry Requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger restaurants and catering chains offer managerial trainee schemes, entry to which may be based on a variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Various vocational qualifications are available at Levels 2 to 4.


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