The City & Guilds Skills Basic Food Preparation Proficiency Award has been designed to provide students with a broad introduction to essential practical skills in areas of work that require Food Preparation.
This course has been specifically designed to take into account the particular skills and qualifications employers require by identifying key training needs. As such it is ideal for complete beginners who are looking to begin in the culinary industry. Alternatively, it is a great opportunity for people already working within this field, who don’t currently hold a related qualification, to receive formal recognition of their practical skills and knowledge.
This is an entry level course and as such, no experience is required to apply. Throughout the programme students will learn in a group environment, and will be taught by expert XIE trainers in our fully equipped kitchen and restaurant - with a focus on the practical aspects of food preparation.
Throughout the course, students will learn:
- About using knives and small utensils appropriately
- The preliminary preparation of raw food
- Basic methods of food preparation and storage
- How to keep a clean and efficient kitchen
- Kitchen health and safety.
Students are assessed using practical assignments where they will be required to demonstrate their ability to prepare food. Students will also be required to complete an oral assignment
which will test their knowledge from the course.
These assignments are set by City & Guilds and marked by staff within the centre using City & Guilds marking guidance.
This qualification has been designed to help students to progress within their current positions or alternatively to secure a job
- With the Hospitality Industry
If students wish to advance further in the hospitality sector, on completion of the course they can continue onto a level 2 course offered by City and Guilds at The British College.
The British College has all of the suitable facilities in our fully equipped kitchen and restaurant, required to carry out the necessary training and enable learners to achieve industry standards.
Skills Proficiency awards in Basic Food Preparation
At the end of the course students will receive a Basic Food Preparation certificate along with a letter of recommendation.
Xcel Education International Certificate in association with The British College
City & Guilds Certificate (Required to attempt the assessment test. There will be additional assessment charges)
Alternatively , students can receive both if they pay the relevant fees.