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Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate) — Full-time

Course outline

If you love being in the kitchen and you’d like to develop your passion for food and customer service into a career this course is perfect for you!

You’ll learn the importance of health and safety in the kitchen by creating a range of dishes including savoury and sweet items. You will develop your communication and teamwork skills to work effectively both independently and in a team. You’ll research the UK and local hospitality industry and the different roles you’ll be able to take when you start out in industry.

You can expect to learn in our commercial-standard kitchens with tutors who have years of experience in the hospitality industry. This is a practical, hands-on course that will give you all the skills you need to start your career in this exciting and growing industry.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000228 / Q001349


Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate Introduction to the Hospitality Industry


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs grade 3 (D) or above including English language and maths or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. With this you will be asked to sit an initial assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1.

Teaching & assessment

Observation of work carried out in a realistic working environment in both the restaurant and kitchen and a demonstration of underpinning knowledge.


Choose to follow with one of our Level 2 programmes in professional cookery, or perhaps go into an apprenticeship within a restaurant, food court or hotel.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.