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NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Cookery

Ref:
603/7014/2
Sector:
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Features:
V Cert
Registration and Certification Fee
£65.00

Level
Level 1/2
Minimum entry age
14
GLH
138
TQT
152

This qualification is now open for pre-approval! To get started, shortlist this qualification for approval.

Registrations for this V Cert will open on 1 September 2022, ready for first teach.

The first live assessments will take place in the 2023/24 session.

This qualification is approved for 2024 and 2025 performance tables.

About this qualification

The Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Cookery is designed for learners who want an introduction to food and cookery that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the food industry or progress onto further study.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 14 to 16 in schools and colleges, but is also accessible for post-16 learners.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of all 7 mandatory content areas.

How is it assessed?

The qualification has 2 assessments externally-set by NCFE: one non-exam assessment and one written examined assessment.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

It is recommended that this qualification is delivered over 2 years.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve at level 1 might consider progression to level 2 qualifications post-16, such as:

• GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition
• study at level 2 in a range of technical routes that have been designed for progression to employment, apprenticeships and further study

Learners who achieve at level 2 might consider progression to level 3 qualifications post-16, such as:

• Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition
• Level 3 Technical Levels including T Level programmes (this will support progression to employment and higher education)

Career opportunities

Learners could progress into employment or onto an apprenticeship. The understanding and skills gained through this qualification could be useful to progress onto an apprenticeship in the food industry through a variety of occupations that are available within the sector, such as kitchen assistant, catering assistant, chef and sous chef.

Funding for our qualifications

This qualification is approved for 2024 and 2025 performance tables. Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.


Draft qualification specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Non-exam assessment (NEA) regulations
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This document provides instructions on the correct administration of the internally assessed NEA (Non-Exam Assessment) where assessments and associated grading descriptors are provided by NCFE.

Qualification factsheet
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This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Sample non-exam assessment
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Sample non-exam assessment with mark scheme
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Sample examined assessment question paper
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Sample examined assessment mark scheme
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FREE RESOURCE – Food and Cookery Content Area 1 Resource Pack

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