Catering Edexcel Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working, or want to work, in hospitality and catering businesses such as fine dining or quick service restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, holiday parks, contract caterers, armed forces, schools and care homes. It could lead to employment as a junior chef, fast food service assistant or kitchen assistant. 

Course Content

This course is for students who want to work in the hospitality and catering industry. It focuses on food and beverage services as well as professional cookery. The profession is achieved in a catering environment by a qualified chef. This AQA qualification offers you knowledge and basic skills in the catering industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. 

You will be covering:  
Health and Safety level 1&2  
Food safety 
Preparation and cooking 
Customer service 
A range of AQA certificates

Assessment Overview

14-16 Program will cover pre-entry and entry level
Year 12 will cover Entry and Level 1.
Year 13 will cover Levels 2, and 3.  

Students will also be assessed based on their abilities.


This course can lead you a variety of roles within the food industry such as: 

Catering Management. 
Junior Chef. 
Fast Food Service Assistant. 
Food Processing Operative.