Hospitality Services Level 1

Course Overview

Students learn through a combination of real-life working environments, theory and skills classes.

Units include:

- Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
- Food safety in catering
- Health and safety awareness for hospitality
- Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
- Introduction to personal work place skills
- Prepare and cook food
- Front of house service

Trafford College's award winning Aspire Restaurant has been nationally recognised by the AA and is open to the public for lunch and dinner and offers a realistic working environment.

There are 4 well equipped industry standard kitchens for training purposes and a demonstration theatre kitchen for presentations and theory workshops.
A well-stocked library and computer workshop can also be accessed by all students.
Industrial and educational visits are also included in this study programme.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE's at grade 2 or above including maths and English at grade 2 / E

Students will develop the foundations in food preparation and cooking and food service. This is based on the fact that core skills are developed at Level 1 allowing for progression onto a higher level course. Students will have access to the main kitchen, pastry and restaurant.

To prepare you for a higher level qualification, employment or university you might be required to study a GCSE qualification in maths and English.

Course Progression

Successful students can progress on to Professional Chef or Front of House Level 2 qualifications.

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills. Students will also complete multiple choice tests and mini assignments.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Students are required to purchase a uniform and a recommended text book.

All students will complete an external work placement.

Course Additional Information

Full-time