Level 1 Catering Course in Leeds | Nacro Education

Catering Level 1

Course code: C000970

Course overview

If you have ever thought about working in a restaurant, café or hotel, why not join one of our Hospitality and Catering courses? At Nacro you can learn all about preparing food and drink, serving customers and taking bookings. You will be able to try out recipes for yourself, practice making drinks and prepare yourself for a really enjoyable job.

What will I learn?

You will learn about many aspects of the catering and hospitality industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills. The qualification covers various routes, including cookery, food service and the industry as a whole.


There are a range of modules available for either the Award, Certificate or Diploma. These include:

• Basic food preparation and cooking
• Preparing and serving drinks
• Using kitchen equipment
• Essential knife skills for the catering industry
• Preparing and displaying salads and sandwiches for service


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

It will enable students to seek employment in a wide variety of catering establishments or progress onto further study at Level 2.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Leeds Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Catering Level 1 course at Leeds has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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