West Thames College London

Foundation Catering - Entry 3

This introductory course is based in our professional kitchens at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre, Feltham. You will work with a variety of ingredients and equipment in order to learn the skills needed to produce food in a commercial environment. You will gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety, which are essential for the catering industry.

Key course features

Qualification:

  • VRQ Entry 3
  • RSH Essential Food Hygiene
  • CIEH Basic Health and Safety

Level: Entry 3

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Young people with few qualifications who want a career in professional cookery.

About the course

This course is based in our professional kitchens at the Feltham Skills Centre. You will be given opportunities to work with a variety of ingredients and equipment in order to learn the skills needed to produce food in a commercial environment.

Alongside your food preparation and cooking qualification you will also gain qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety, which are needed for work in the catering industry:

  • RSH Essential Food Hygiene covers pathogenic micro-organisms, food poisoning, personal hygiene, temperature control, kitchen design, kitchen pests and food legislation.
  • CIEH Basic Health and Safety provides you with health and safety understanding.

You will also study functional skills in English and Maths.

Additional opportunities

Work experience opportunities may be available.

Where next?

VRQ Level 1 Professional Cookery

Entry requirements
None, but you will have an assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
Fees
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Soundbite

  1. Christopher Fallon

    Professional Cookery VRQ Level 2 Diploma

    Christopher Fallon

    “The equipment is industry standard – there’s a pastry room as well as the kitchens and the teachers show you lots of different techniques using the equipment. I entered the Wessex Salon Culinaire competition in April and I won a silver medal for my chicken dish.”

  2. Racheal Ruzizi

    Level 3 Professional Cookery

    Racheal Ruzizi

    "I've had good feedback from the teachers which has really helped me. I've started working at Heathrow Terminal 4 where I am able to use the skills I've learnt on the course to serve customers in the restaurant."

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