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City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Hospitality Industry

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Course content

The course is made up of a variety of units that encourage candidates to learn, develop and practise basic catering and food safety skills required for employment or career progression in the hospitality sector. Examples of units are:

  • Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
  • Customer service in the hospitality industry
  • Using kitchen equipment
  • Basic food preparation
  • Basic cooking
  • Introduction to meal planning and preparation
  • Introduction to healthy eating

Who is the course for?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

This level is suitable for students with a moderate learning or physical disability and want to learn how to prepare, cook and present meals for a variety of occasions while developing the knowledge and skills needed for the catering industry.

Assessment method

Practical assessments and theory activities. All must be successfully completed to achieve the full qualification.

Entry requirements

  • Entry Level 2 Qualification if progressing
  • Maths and English at Entry 2

Future opportunities / career options

Progression is to Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking.

When is the course run?

Thursday or Friday 9am – 4pm

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).