Catering & Hospitality L1

Start Date
Course Course
Catering & Hospitality
City Campus

About this Course

This course will give you a basic introduction to the catering industry. You will learn the basic skills and processes required to prepare you for work in this industry at an operational level.

Key Units

Key Units
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Theory
  • Food Service (Practical)
  • Food Service (Theory)
  • Food Production 
  • Food Safety

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A* - E / grade 2 or above (or equivalent qualifications), to include English Language. 


  • Practical assessments
  • Written assignments
  • End of unit test papers

Where does this Lead

Completion of this course can lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery here at The Sheffield College.

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities often include working in the kitchen or front of house as a server, barista or bar staff in a variety of pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.

However, other work opportunities may also be found in:
  • Industrial catering
  • Institutional catering (e.g. school/office canteens)
  • Cruise ships
  • Event catering (parties, weddings etc.)

Tell Me More

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?

The college has a vibrant atmosphere and the catering department has an international and national reputation for excellence. The facilities in the department are exceptional with bespoke, cutting edge kitchens that are the envy of the industry. You will become part of a highly disciplined and enthusiastic department which ensures students reach their full potential.

Extra Costs

What will I need?

There is a uniform and equipment requirement for this course, order forms can be obtained through the College admission team or the course teaching team. Average cost for these requirements is £250.

Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college’s Learner Support Fund.

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