Catering and Food Profession Entry Level

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Course Information

  • Course Code: FS011
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

On this course you will learn the skills needed to progress and develop your career in the catering and hospitality industry.

What will I study?

You will learn about:

Food service
Introduction to healthy eating
Basic food preparation and cooking
Preparing and serving drinks
Front office operations
Using kitchen equipment
Guest services in the hospitality industry

Entry Requirements

You will be assessed by multiple choice examinations and practical demonstrations. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by multiple choice examinations and practical demonstrations.

What can I do next?

When you have completed this qualification you will be able to progress to the following:

Level 1  Preparing for the Catering and Food Profession 

 

Your Study Programme

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Facilities

The catering and hospitality department are based in the Elizabeth Building and have practical training rooms for professional chefs, pastry chefs and bakers. We also have a real production kitchen that provides meals for Scholars restaurant and Café Central, which are staffed by students and open to the public on a daily basis.

Enrichment & Employability

We have a list of reputable local employers who we work closely with, including Blackburn Rovers FC, Northcote Manor, Mytton Fold Hotel and The Millstone at Mellor, where students are involved in match day and corporate hospitality events. A number of our students also work alongside enterpreneurs at the local market, learning how to develop their own business, and some have carried out workshops with The Wellbeing Farm to learn about food provenance and sustainability.

Students are encouraged to learn additional skills alongside their course such as healthy eating, knife skills, creating with sugar and take part in master-classes in Indian cuisine and cookery.

Many of our students also take part in local and national competitions such the ‘Young Chef of the Year’, ‘Let’s Go British’ and ‘North West Commis Chef of the Year’, which not only enhances your skills and competitiveness, but your attractiveness to employers in the future.

Blackburn College has brought many well-known chefs into the limelight – our renowned ex-students include:

  • Steve Smith, Head Chef, The Freemasons
  • Nigel Smith, TV chef, Restaurateur, Consultant
  • Jonathon Sharpe, Global Quality Assurance Director, Hilton Hotels
  • Peter Gardiner, General Manager Calder stones NHS hospital
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