Introduction to Catering & Hospitality: Entry Level 3

City & Guilds Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Entry Level 3)

1 Year

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs

Course Info

The hospitality and catering industry is a young and vibrant sector. There is lots of night and weekend work, so you will need to be dedicated, enthusiastic and full of energy, you will also benefit from the added flexibility that working shifts can provide.

This is one of the biggest industries in the country, spanning restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and other catering providers. Public services, large companies and department stores all need canteen and catering staff too.

This is a foundation level course that will give you a real taste into the hospitality industry and provide you with the basic cooking skills.

You will learn softer skills such as personal social development, Functional Skills in Maths and English alongside customer service and basic food preparation and cooking.

You will cover the following units:

  • Basic food preparation and cooking: – Vegetables, simple salads, fruit dishes, pasta and rice
  • How to use kitchen equipment
  • Basic meat and fish preparation skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Safety


Hands on practical demonstrations and underpinning knowledge using a variety of teaching methods.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

School leavers should aim for 4 GCSE passes.

You will need to come to college for an interview. You will be required to bring in any previous qualifications and experience.

The interview process involves a formal interview as well as a quick skills test.