NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Cookery

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This qualification is designed for learners aged pre-16 and above who wish to develop skills and knowledge in Cookery.

This course has been designed to be as affordable for families as possible and it is entirely possible to complete this qualification from a standard domestic kitchen.

A Level 1 Qualification gives you basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning with guidance. 

Other examples of Level 1 qualifications are GCSE’s at graded D-G or 3-1, NVQ’s and Key skills Level 1.

This qualification if Ofqual approved and attracts 9 credits. The credits relate to the size of the qualification, with 10 hours of content equating to 1 credit.

Click here to download the 2023 Level 1 Cookery Info Pack.pdf

The following video explains in detail how the course works and what the course covers:

We don't impose any minimum or maximum ages on our learners as we recognise that every learner is an individual and is on their own unique learning journey. We believe, that their adult facilitator is the best person to judge whether a learner is ready for a particular course, but to enable you to make this decision we provide a free sample session for your learner to try:

Level 1 Cookery Sample Session.pdf

We are also happy to advise you with this decision so do reach out to us if you would like our guidance on this.

As part of your Induction pack, your learner will receive a free apron to use within their course, but aside from this there is minimal specialist equipment necessary to have when completing this course:

For further information or to ask any questions please feel free to reach out to us, in the assurance that you are speaking to another fellow home edder.

Support can be found in our dedicated Facebook group where you will also have access to a free sample session (with the file section).

Level 1 Cookery Group


Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

The qualification is comprised of 3 mandatory units. A range of techniques can be used to evidence that the unit has been completed, including worksheets, video logs and sketchbooks.

  • Qualification number (QN): 601/3360/0/COO
  • Total qualification time (TQT): 90 Guided learning hours
  • Credit Value: 9
  • Level: 1
  • Assessment Requirement: Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

Unit 1

  • Explore a range of tools and equipment to support craft ideas
  • Identify different materials to support craft ideas
  • Explore the properties of available craft materials
  • Explore basic craft techniques within the chosen area
  • State safe working practices to be used when working with selected tools and materials

Unit 2

  • Use different sources to explore craft ideas
  • Use visual language to communicate craft ideas
  • Discuss craft ideas with others
  • Develop craft idea(s) in response to feedback
  • Identify preferred craft idea giving reasons for choice
  • List health and safety factors relevant to craft idea

Unit 3

  • Plan for the production of final craft work
  • Produce craft item(s)
  • Present final craft item(s)
  • Review the whole creative process
  • Maintain a safe working environment