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Catering & Hospitality

This course is designed to give you the skills to work as a sous chef or chef in the hospitality and catering sector. The course reflects the latest industry standards having been designed in consultation with employers in the hospitality and catering sector. It is based on the skills elements of the professional cookery standards within the Hospitality and Catering National Occupational Standards.

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    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above

    Assessment Method

    Direct observation of performance and underpinning knowledge covered by multiple choice testing.

    Aims of the course

    To enable you to gain the skills required to be competent in the roles of Sous Chef or Chef.

    Progression Opportunities

    You could move into full-time employment as a chef or progress on to further study on a foundation degree in Hospitality.


    Classrooms, the College's Phoenix restaurant kitchen, as well as two days' work placement in the catering industry.

    Career Options

    Career roles include chef or sous chef.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,345 p/year
24+ £3,345 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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Mark Morris

Mark Morris

My time at Lewisham College was very important. It gave me the set of skills I needed to develop into the chef I am today. I’d like to say a big thanks to all of my college lecturers.

Toufik Bernaoui

Toufik Bernaoui

I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship, especially my sessions with my assessor who has given me great encouragement.

Zihni Ozturk

My experience as a young chef and apprentice has been very exciting. It has informed me on how things run in a kitchen and has definitely broadened my knowledge and skills.

Harrison Britton

Harrison Britton

I really enjoy being able to work within a team during busy service as well as learning new practical skills. It’s also great to meet with my assessor and track my progress with her. It means that I always know where I’m at in regards to my apprenticeship.

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