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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

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

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    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 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020


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?

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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.

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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