Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Is the Course for me?

This course is designed for those people who want to work in a commercial kitchen and will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment.
The course also provides you with a stepping stone to progress onto further study within the hospitality and catering industry.

If you are interested in working in a commercial kitchen in a restaurant or other professional establishment, then this is the course for you.

What is involved?

This programme provides you with a fantastic opportunity to understand what a career within the Hospitality and Catering industry involves. During study you will cover a range of units to help you build the skills and knowledge you need to deliver a high level of service in a professional environment.

You will be assessed through observation of practical work, theory and assignments. This comprises the following units:

  • Basic food preparation and cooking
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Food safety in catering


Achieving an award in kitchen assistant skills can help you work in roles such as:

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Porter

This qualification can also help you if you're interested in running your own business in the hospitality and catering area.
If you are interested in further study the opportunities for further progression are:

  • Award/Certificate/Diploma in Culinary Skills (7138)
  • Hospitality Apprenticeships
  • Diploma in Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Award/Certificate/Diploma in Professional Food & Beverage Service (7103)

Learners who successfully complete this qualification will have a guaranteed interview at Juniper Ventures, the in-house catering and cleaning provider for the London Borough of Newham, they provide services to over 80% of the schools across the borough and are currently looking to recruit new team members to join them

Course Requirements

  • A keen interest in the hospitality and catering industry
  • A successful interview