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Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR1CSU (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is work related and is open to anyone wishing to obtain employment within the hospitality sector. You will gain all the relevant skills required for most areas of the industry. This course is a starting point to find out about the hospitality industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have good listening and communication skills. The ability to work independently and as a team is essential. You must have good basic writing and numeracy skills. You are expected to take part in group discussions and be able to present written work to a good standard.

  • What does the course involve?

    Units Covered – Introduction to the Hospitality Industry: Basic Food Preparation and Cooking: Introduction to Personal Workplace Skills: Introduction to Kitchen Equipment: Introduction to Pastry and Cake Preparation and Cooking Methods: Assisting at a Hospitality Event: Preparation of Convenience Food Products for the Catering Industry: Meal Planning and Preparation

    The course will also include Functional Skills in Maths and English and an internal work placement.

  • How is the course assessed?

    In order to achieve your qualification you must be assessed by someone who can judge whether or not your work meets the national standards. Your assessor will agree with you when to begin your assessments. If you don’t meet the standards the first time you are assessed you can take time to improve your skills and be assessed again when you are ready.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is a requirement that you purchase uniform and equipment and you will have the opportuntity to go on educational visits.

  • Additional Notes

    The programme is very flexible to suit your needs and ability.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

James Jarvis

James Jarvis

Level 2 Professional Chef
Previous school: Marches School

I came to SCG because the Catering facilities are the best in the area. Also, studying here has given me the opportunity to be on the Welsh Junior Culinary team. This achievement looks great on my CV, we train with some of the best and get good contacts from it. I currently work in Sebastians in Oswestry which has two AA Rosettes. I eventually want to work my way up and be a head chef.

Abbie Davies

Abbie Davies

Level 3 Professional Chef Diploma
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I would love to go on to study for a degree in something like nutrition. My tutor is currently helping me look at possible university courses that might suit me. After that I would either like to find a job in that field or possibly go into teaching. The whole feeling around campus is a really positive one. All the teachers are supportive and want us to do well.

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Career Options

  • Catering and bar managers

    Up to £23,000

  • Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors

    Up to £35,000


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