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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.

Assessments/Exams

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.)

Part-time

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.