City & Guilds IVQ Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

For aspiring chefs who require a solid foundation, this City & Guilds course is the perfect bridge to more specialised culinary courses. On successful completion, you will be equipped with all the basic chef fundamentals.

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 and 18 years or older.

Course Duration

Please contact your student advisor for Semester Dates

This culinary arts programme is also available on a part-time basis, allowing passionate chef students to continue working while still studying towards their culinary aspirations. All course details are the same as those of the full-time study. Scheduling depends on availability at the various campuses. Industry placement will be facilitated, under the guidance of the Campus Principal, on request.

Course Outline

  • Safety at work
  • Food safety in catering
  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Prepare food for cold presentation
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by: frying, braising and stewing, boiling, poaching and steaming, baking, roasting and grilling, non-thermal cooking method
  • Introduction to basic kitchen procedures
  • Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
  • Kitchen terminology


  • City & Guilds IVQ Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • City & Guilds IVQ – Food Safety in Catering (if not obtained from previous studies)
  • Capsicum Certificate of Attendance

* City & Guilds International Vocational Qualifications (IVQ) are not national qualifications.