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.
Level: Entry 3
Start Date: 04 September 2017
Young people with few qualifications who want a career in professional cookery.
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:
You will also study functional skills in English and Maths.
Work experience opportunities may be available.
VRQ Level 1 Professional Cookery
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“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.”
"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."