Course: Introduction to Hospitality Level 1

Study Level

Level 1


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Hospitality and Catering is an engaging and sociable working environment, with a range of career opportunities. This course is for anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in professional cookery or front of house service in a restaurant or bar.

You will get the chance to practise your skills at the East restaurant on our Lowestoft campus and through working at college functions and events.

Students that have completed Professional Cookery Level 3 have also progressed to the Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex.

Work experience is part of the course and previous students have worked for Tom Kerridge, Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc. We also have a wealth of opportunities with local employers including The Hotel Victoria, Adnams and many more.

Why study with us:

  • You will undertake training and assessments in our popular East restaurant
  • You will benefit from masterclasses, guest speakers and work experience opportunities
  • We have great links with local and national employers, making us the first stop for many employers looking to recruit


This course is suitable for students have achieved at least three subjects at GCSE grades 1 to 3 or above including English.


Technical competence is assessed by observation which is tracked and maintained individually by each student. The programme is monitored by internal quality assurance and external verification by City and Guilds.


You can progress on to Food and Beverage Service Level 2 or Professional Cookery or Kitchen Services Level 2.

Former students from the catering department work locally, nationally or even internationally in a range of roles. Some have gone on to gain experience at top restaurants and work for internationally renowned chefs.

"At Adnams, we are passionately dedicated to supporting and developing future generations of hospitality professionals. Working closely with and supporting East Coast College we are pushing forwards together to give learners opportunities for work experience, onward learning and entry into meaningful paid employment."

Nick Attfield, Director of Properties, Events, Tours and Experiences


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