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Food Preparation & Cooking NVQ Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is ideal if you are looking to follow a career path in catering and hospitality. You will be able to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in the catering & hospitality sector. Many of our learners come to study with us because they get to work in one of the best facilities in the country with our state of the art production kitchens and restaurant. You will work in a realistic working environment that allows you to cook for the public. We have a very experienced skilled team of lecturers who are industry trained who will help you to succeed and prepare you for employment in your chosen career. Learners from Bolton College have gone on to find employment at Nicks Restaurant, The Victoria Inn, The Lowry Hotel and Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will develop your skills in preparing and cooking: - Meat - Fish - Vegetables - Soups - Desserts - Sauces. You will also complete units in Food Safety, Health & Safety and Teamwork. You will learn practical skills in both the production kitchen and training classes.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need a minimum of Entry Level 3 in English & Maths. You will also be invited in for an interview.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    This course is structured into units that include the following:
    - On-going assessments throughout the year.
    - At the end of each unit there is a multi-choice test.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will be expected to wear a uniform and safety shoes, which we will provide depending on your personal circumstances.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 26 February 2024. Last class: 08 Jul 2024
    • Monday : 09:30 - 12:30
    • Monday : 13:00 - 17:30
  • Course Fees

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    Other fees: £417.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. You can set this up during the enrolment.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have successfully completed this course you could progress onto a NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking. Alternatively, if you are keen to start earning you could look for various job roles within the catering and hospitality industry.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    7.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    16 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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