ESOL with Culinary Skills - Level 1 Awards

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Start Date: 19 February 2024
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adults

About The Course

This course is an excellent opportunity for ESOL learners to take their first steps towards a career in the hospitality sector.

You will be taught culinary skills by highly skilled lecturers with industry experience, whilst improving your English language skills and gaining a Level 1 Speaking and Listening qualification. 

What Will I Study?

You will study 6 hours of ESOL and 3 hours of culinary skills. 

In ESOL you will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, whilst developing your grammar and vocabulary and working towards a nationally-recognised Level 1 ESOL qualification.

In the kitchens, topics covered can include:

  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Cooking Introduction
  • Kitchen Equipment 
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Employability in the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • Prepare and Cook Food (deep frying and shallow frying)
  • Prepare and Cook Food (boiling)
  • Poaching and Steaming
  • Prepare and Cook Food (baking, roasting, and grilling)
  • Prepare and Cook Food (stewing and braising)
  • Introduction to Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Regeneration of Pre-Prepared Food
  • Cold Food Preparation
  • Food Safety in Catering and Preparing Vegetables

What Will I Need?

Your level of English language ability should be at Entry 3 or above. 

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will take a nationally recognised ESOL qualification in Speaking and Listening at the end of the course.

In Culinary Skills you will be assessed through practical tasks and written tests. 

What Will It Cost?

Adults - Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2


If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

What Can I Do After?

You can continue working as a cook/chef within the hospitality industry, with the potential to be promoted, and could progress onto a Level 2 course.

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