City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate inCulinary and Restaurant Skills

Does the challenge of cooking the finest food in the fast-paced kitchen environment of a top restaurant appeal to you?

This programme will introduce you to a variety of cookery methods, improving your competence and developing your practical skills. You will have the opportunity to enter local, national and international competitions.

Course Content

  • Boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Baking, roasting and braising
  • Deep and shallow frying
  • Food safety in catering
  • Personal workplace skills
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • English and Maths
  • Work placement


  • This programme will introduce you to a variety of cookery methods, improving your competence and developing those practical skills which are highly sought after in the industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to enter local, national, and international competitions. Previous students have enjoyed these competitions and achieved impressive results.

Entry Requirements

  • At least two GCSEs at grade G/1 or above (or equivalent).
  • You should also be able to demonstrate your numeracy and literacy skills through a short test.

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you'll have the opportunity to progress on to a variety of courses, such as a L2 Diploma in Culinary Skills, or enter directly into employment.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24CFF5101


“The College has invested in recent years to improve the facilities for students: “There is a big library at the college where many useful books and journals can be found. Also, computers are available for student use in the college whenever they are needed and quiet places for studying can be found as well. I really like the fact that buildings in the college are newly built and also there are some shops and cafeterias available on site”

Rated 5/5 for her overall experience as an international student at Loughborough College.

Elina Kamilova