Working in our industry standard training kitchens and fully licensed training restaurant, you will develop the skills and experience to start your career in this exciting profession. Our students progress into jobs as chefs, baristas and bar managers.
Programmes delivered at the Conway Park Campus include:
|NVQ Food Preparation and Cooking/Food and Beverage Service (Combined)||Level 1||H068|
|Culinary Skills Diploma||Level 2||H094|
|Food and Beverage Service NVQ Level 2 Diploma||Level 2||H067|
|NVQ Professional Cookery Diploma||Level 2||H017|
|NVQ Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma||Level 3||H081|
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Bar manager - view occupation details here
- Chef - view occupation details here
- Hotel manager - view occupation details here
- Receptionist - view occupation details here
Trainee chefs (Commis Chefs) earn from around £13,000 per year, but Head Chefs in top hotels and restaurants may earn around £30,000 per year. Waiting staff can earn around £12,000 to £16,000 per year and bar people can earn from between £11,000 and £17,000 depending on their experience; if you take on additional responsibilities and are managing staff, you may earn around £20,000. (Source)
* Source: EMSI 2015
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Students completing level 1 and 2 study programmes progress to the level 3 programme, or progress into jobs or apprenticeships within the hospitality and catering industry.
Where are they now?
Sam studied NVQ level 2 Hospitality and Catering and NVQ level 3 Professional Cookery at Wirral Met College and then progressed to working as a chef at Portrait House, Hoylake. Sam also won the Wirral Young Chef of the Year 2014 competition.