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Level 1 in Cookery

  1. CampusMedway
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing04-09-2023
  5. Annual Fee£1740

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The Details

Throw on your apron, tie back your hair and take your first steps towards a career in the hotel and catering industry.

This programme will teach you basic cookery methods and food and beverage service skills. You'll be practicing your skills with soups, fish and chips, bread rolls, stir fries, carrot cake and more! You'll also have the opportunity to enter competitions, learn tips and be set challenges from a range of industry speakers, and gain inspiration for your own dishes with visits to Billingsgate Fish Market, Borough Market, Paris, Seville and the HRC trade show.

You will also be given help to develop your personal presentation, communication and social skills. We'll also help to improve your English and maths skills too - so important for your future career!

Practical work experience will also be provided in one of the College's restaurants.

Other Important Info

You will need to purchase a Chef's uniform, as well as scales and knives. Your uniform and equipment must be purchased through our preferred supplier. Full details will be provided at enrolment.

Future Prospects

The aim of this course is to enable all students to progress towards level 2 and eventually into employment within the hospitality and catering industry. Some students may also progress to an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2/F or above, including English or maths.

Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Ellie Davies

      I chose this programme because I love cooking and experimenting with different food. I’ve learnt how to run a kitchen and be a successful chef. My tutors are really helpful, and share lots of useful information. I chose to study at MidKent College as it was close to where to I live, and had the programme I wanted to do. I would recommend ...