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Catering & Hospitality

This course is designed to give people starting out in hospitality & catering a basic understanding of the industry, and will prepare you for further training or progression on to an apprenticeship or employment. You will learn about all aspects of food and beverage service and gain the key skills which future employers are looking for.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    L1 Functional Skills in English and Maths/ 9 - 4 GCSE / E3 /

    Assessment Method

    Observation and written test papers

    Aims of the course

    To enable you to acquire the key skills you need to progress in the hospitality and catering industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    You can progress on to further study on the Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills, Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills or Level 2 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.

    Career Options

    Possible career roles include chef or waiter in a hotel or restaurant, as well as a range of other roles in the hospitality and catering industry.

Course Details

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

Funding

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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 941 p/year
24+ £941 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Food, drink and tobacco process operatives

£19,000

Kitchen and catering assistants

£35,000

Waiters and waitresses

£22,000

Toufik Bernaoui

Toufik Bernaoui

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

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.

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.

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.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/