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Professional Cookery Level 1


The Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Professional Cookery (QCF) is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of

  • The hospitality and catering industry,
  • Food safety
  • Health and Safety awareness.

Furthermore, you will learn about kitchen equipment and workplace skills.


You will also learn how to prepare and cook food by

  • Boiling,
  • Stewing and Braising,
  • Baking,
  • Roasting and Grilling,  
  • Frying.


Qualification Structure

  • Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Introduction to personal workplace skills
  • Cold food preparation
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising
  • Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food


As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt.


Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

• Observed work

• Witness statements

• Audio-visual media

• Evidence of prior learning or attainment

• Written questions

• Oral questions

• Assignments

• Case studies



Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:

• Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)

• Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)


Entry Requirements: there are no formal qualifications or prior experience needed for this qualification.


Duration: 1 year (450GLH)




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