Lambeth College - L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (City and Guilds)

Hospitality & Catering


This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality and catering industry. It provides a strong grounding in food and beverage skills with emphasis on building a culinary portfolio of dishes across a range of taught units. You will develop skills required to become an industry ready chef in a realistic working environment. These skills include food preparation, cooking time management, health and safety and hygiene as well as many other technical skills. Alongside these you will study units on the broader hospitality industry looking at customer care, food service, healthy eating, menu planning and the development of recipes. You will be able to apply these newly learned skills by practising in our state of the art training kitchens and restaurant, cooking and serving food to up to 40 customers a day.

Entry Criteria

Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to, and including, enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment. For some of the programmes we offer you will require: 2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D-G or 3-1, or entry level vocational qualification, English and Maths initial assessment.

Other requirements: Demonstrate a keen interest in the subject. Please enquire for more information.

Career Opportunities

Progression to next level of study. Study progression work as a Commis Chef in the industry.

  • Awarding body, assessment method and more

    Assessment Method

    Assignment and coursework. Other assessment method(s): Portfolio of work.

    Learning Resources

    None required.

    Awarding Body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

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