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Catering & Hospitality

There is an opportunity to pursue qualifications through these Explorer Courses that are fundable for eligible adult learners through the adult education budget.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 in English/ Maths Functional Skills

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    Assessment Method

    Knowledge based assessment

    Aims of the course

    These EXPLORER courses will give learners who are considering a sector-based course a realistic idea of what it would be like to work in the sector. Bite-sized content allows learners to explore the sector before committing to something more substantial. This will include information about the vast opportunities the sector will present but also the challenges, giving learners a real insight into how they may want to develop their career path.

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners who have taken this Explorer Programme could potentially complete the following qualifications and apprenticeships in the sector:


    • Hospitality Team Member (level 2)
    • Commis Chef (level 2) Qualifications, full-time study
    • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Food and Beverage Service
    • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Patisserie and Confectionery
    • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Extended Diploma in Professional Cookery


    Professional Kitchens and E suite for theory / One rosette fine dining restaurant and barista lounge bar area delivered by professional chefs / lecturers who have excellent knowledge around the Hospitality Industry.

    Career Options

    To enable learners to advance into an apprenticeship or work

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 4 weeks
Start Date 27/04/2020
End Date 22/05/2020


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

16-18 Free
19-24 Please Enquire
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire

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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.

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.

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