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Hospitality & Catering

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The culinary skills diploma is for anyone who wants to work as a chef or manager in the Hospitality & Catering industry. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this exciting industry.

Course details

This course will provide you with an excellent understanding of the Hospitality Industry and provide you with the skills employers are looking for.

You will be studying a range of units, and some of these will include:

  • Practical assessments (kitchen)
  • A range of advanced cooking methods
  • Practical skills for restaurant, bar and speciality coffee making
  • Menu design and costings
  • Work experience and employability
  • Health & Safety in Catering and Hospitality
  • Healthier Food and Special Diets
  • Preparing and Cooking a range of products including stocks, soups, sauces, vegetables, meat, offal, poultry, fish and shellfish, desserts and puddings, biscuits, cakes and sponge products etc.
Entry guidelines
  • Successful completion of a level 1 vocational programme or a minimum of 3 GCSE's at Grade 3/D or above.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or 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
  • Full uniform for both the training kitchen and training restaurant
  • Knife kit
Assessment Method
  • Assignments
  • Timed Practical Tests
  • Portfolio Building
  • Short Answer Assessments
Additional Information

Excellent attendance and punctuality is expected. This is an ideal programme for students who have achieved a Level 1 Catering Qualification and are looking for the next step into the Hospitality & Catering Industry.

Where can I progress to?
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
  • A variety of jobs within the Hospitality & Catering industry including Chef,Waiter, Waitress, Receptionist, Barista, Customer Service/Events assistant.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref H094K001

    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 : £875.00

    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
    Tuesday 10:00 — 13:00 Conway Park
    Wednesday 11:00 — 14:00 Conway Park
    Thursday 15:00 — 22:00 Conway Park

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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