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Introduction to Culinary Skills Certificate H093

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/38309/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

36 weeks (1 Academic Year), 3-4 days per week

, full-time

Level

This is a level 1 course.

Course outline

Are you interested in food, cooking and providing a quality service within the Hospitality & Catering industry? Would you like to gain a qualification that will teach you the basics about food preparation, food and beverage service and an understanding of the industry and further training or career options? If the answer is yes then this could be the course for you! The study programme aims to introduce you to the principles of Hospitality & Catering, providing you with the confidence to progress within the industry of further your education at Wirral Metropolitan College. The course is based on practical assessment, some assignment writing and will include maths and English.

Course details

On this course you will learn about:

* Working in a professional kitchen

* Maintaining a safe and secure working environment

* Understanding the Hospitality & Catering industry

* Health, Safety and Food Hygiene (including Food Allergens Awareness)

* Healthy eating

* Cooking skills such as boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, baking etc.

* Food, Beverage and Customer Service (through work experience and

enrichment)

Entry guidelines

  • Relevant Entry level qualification or three GCSEs at grades 2/E or above to include English or other related qualifications and experience.
  • Satisfactory interview, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Additional Information

    As part of your study programme you will undertake internal and external work experience and will be provided with the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities such as trips, visits and employment opportunities at events such as Chester races.

    A positive reference from school, employer or tutor (if progressing or from another college) is required, together with excellent attendance and punctuality records.

    Where can I progress to?

    After the course you may be able to progress onto:

    • Level 2 Diploma in Culinary skills
    • Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery
    • Full time employment

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    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed in a number of ways which may include:

    • Portfolio
    • Assignments
    • Practical assessments

    Equipment Required

    Kitchen and Restaurant uniform required (this may be paid for you if you are eligible to receive a student bursary)

    When does this course run?

    Starting 4th Sep 17

    Ends 28th Jun 18

    Ref: H093J001

    Fees

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £640.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park
    Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    Thursday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park

    Starting 3rd Sep 18

    Ends 27th Jun 19

    Ref: H093K001

    Fees

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £640.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

    This information was current on 17th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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