Catering and Hospitality student in the kitchen with cooking utensils in the background

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

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Course content

The Entry Level 3 Hospitality course will give you basic knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry. In addition, you will learn about food hygiene and develop a range of practical and communication skills.

You will gain valuable work experience whilst on the course by working as part of a team one day a week to run the college canteen.

To gain the qualification you will be assessed by taking part in practical and theory activities throughout your time on the course.


  • Introduction to the hospitality industry
  • Customer service in the hospitality industry
  • Serving food and drink
  • 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.

Entry requirements

  • Maths and English at Entry 2


  • Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

When is the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

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).