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Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering

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You will learn about preparing, cooking and serving food in a real life restaurant. The qualification is a foundation learning programme and will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the hospitality industry.

Course details

You will learn about safety at work and hygienic working practices, understand how to make an effective contribution when working in a team and develop professional skills in the preparation, cooking and serving in the 'Birches Restaurant' at Wirral Metropolitan College. You will also build two portfolios of evidence to prove your competence in a number of mandatory and optional units which may include: Food Preparation & Cooking:

  • Preparing and cooking pasta, rice, eggs and pulses
  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Preparing and cooking vegetables
  • Preparing and cooking meat and poultry
  • Preparing and cooking fish
  • Preparing and cooking fish
  • Cooking and finishing simple bread and dough products
  • Preparing and cooking pasta, rice, eggs and pulses

Food & Beverage Service:

  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintaining Customer Care
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food
  • Preparing and Clearing Areas for Table Service
  • Providing a Table Service
Entry guidelines
  • Students are required to have 3 GCSE's at Grade 2/E or above or a relevant Entry Level qualification.
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina
  • Satisfactory interview, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Equipment Required

    You will be required to purchase a catering uniform. Details will be given at your interiew.

    Assessment Method

    The NVQ certificates are assessed through practical activities and short multiple choice tests.

    Additional Information

    It is important that you have:

  • Communication Skills that are appropriate for the hospitality industry
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude to working with food and customers
  • An ability to plan and take some responsibility for your own learning

  • Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    On successful completion of all the above courses, students can progress onto the C&G NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery and C&G Level 2 Diploma in Food Service. Students could also progress into the following employment areas:

    • Grill Chef
    • Trainee Chef
    • Trainee Baker
    • Waiter
    • Bar Person
    • Breakfast Chef

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    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref H068J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £430.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Wednesday 09:00 — 14:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 13:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 27th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref H068J002

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £430.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Wednesday 11:00 — 12:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 13:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref H068K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £430.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    • Starts 26th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref H068K002

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £430.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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