Level 1 Culinary Skills

VRQ Level 1 Diploma and Certificate in Hospitality and Catering

In 2019, 100% of our students successfully passed their qualification.


The hospitality industry is one of the world's fastest-growing, job-creating professions. During this course you will gain a wide range of Catering and Hospitality skills, which are vital for those who wish to pursue a career in the sector.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time 1 year course, running over 3 to 4 days per week
  • Location: Rural Catering Centre - Melton campus
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for all school leavers. Adult learners are also welcome to apply.

Your future

Our students go on to develop careers as chefs, in restaurant management, private catering, international leisure and tourism, event management, product development and more!

Entry requirements

1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above including English. Plus an initial assessment at interview.


  • Working with a variety of ingredients and equipment.
  • Producing food in a commercial environment.
  • Food and drink service.
  • Hospitality skills.
  • Food hygiene.
  • Work experience.

Additional Modules

Students will have opportunities to undertake work experience. These opportunities are dependent on skills and attitude.

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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