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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.

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    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.


    You will be provided with up-to-date kitchens including cooking facilities which will enable you to have full access to ovens / ranges grills griddles and deep fat fryers excellent worktop space with washing facilities (hand washing food preparation and washing up) excellent refrigeration space and small and large equipment. To enable you to pass the course you will provided with IT systems Hodder level 2 theory workshops and online assessment tracking facilities. The course will be delivered through practical kitchen classes with practice and assessments plus theory questions set by City and Guilds.

    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 35 weeks
Start Date 11/09/2023
End Date 28/06/2024
Course Code 3HSBA9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 633
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire

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