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What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSEs grade A*- C (grade 4 - 9) including English and maths; or a relevant Level 1 qualification or some basic skills and and industry experience.

What will I learn?

At the end of 2014 the Eating Out in the UK report calculated that there were around 330,000 different restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels and other outlets selling prepared food up an down the country. Catering is a big and exciting industry. If you have a flair for food and enjoy providing a quality service, a catering career could be for you.

This one-year study programme incorporates Hospitality and Catering and combines two main areas of study – Food Preparation and Cooking and Food and Beverage Service, enhanced with work readiness skills and work experience with local and national employers. If you have achieved well at school gaining 5 G.C.S.E A* - C including English and Math, then this is the course for you.

This programme of study is designed to enhance ambitious and focused learners to develop their skills and knowledge to become well rounded and valued members of the hospitality workforce.

  • Legal and Social responsibilities in the professional kitchen
  • Financial control in the professional kitchen
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Farinaceous dishes
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Paste products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Fermented products *Chocolate Products
  • Food and Beverage service skills
  • Work experience & work skills

You will be assessed by two main assessments at the end of your course, one written and one practical. You will be required to demonstrate creativity and planning, a good level of English and Math. The assessments are externally marked.

What could I progress on to?

Progression onto a further advanced study programme specialising in an area of Hospitality and catering, such as, Kitchen & Larder, Patisserie & Confectionery, Food service supervision.

Commis Chef Management training scheme Advanced/higher level apprenticeship

Uniform is required for this course at an Approximate cost of £220 with and addition £30 for trips and visits.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 18110
    Course name Technical Certificate in Hospitality and Culinary Arts
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
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