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Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Course Code: IHIA

Level: 1
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 12 weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

About the course

If you have a passion for cookery and would like to pursue it as a career, this course will provide you with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours required for life in a commercial kitchen. With excellent links to industry, guest lectures, state-of-the-art facilities and experienced teaching staff, there is no better grounding than this 12-week course. 

Please note, this course is free for 16 to 18-year-olds.

What you'll learn

The course involves:

  • food service
  • basic food preparation and cooking
  • preparing and serving drinks
  • introduction to personal workplace skills
  • health and safety and food safety awareness in catering
  • introduction to kitchen equipment
  • preparing for work placement
  • learning from work placement.
Entry requirements

No entry requirements.


The course is theoretically tested with short answer tests and practically tested with cooking tasks.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: IHIA

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.