Catering Start Up
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR1CSU (2324)|
No formal requirements but good basic reading, writing, listening, and communication skills are important. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.
What does the course involve?
This is an exciting subject to study at SCG and we have the perfect set-up for you to learn your catering craft.
We have experienced and expert teachers on hand to guide us through the requirements of the course.
We have fantastic facilities at our London Road Campus to help you develop your skills and knowledge and you’ll also be able to work in Origins, our award-winning commercial restaurant, which will give you a brilliant and valuable insight into the restaurant trade.
We cover the basic skills needed when serving food and drink, preparing food and cooking, all of which are essential for becoming a chef or working front of house.
Some of the units you will study include:
- Health & Safety
- Preparing basic dishes
- Food and drink service
- Healthy eating.
- Menu design and planning
- Plan and cook a three-course meal
- Kitchen equipment.
The course is predominantly practical-based. You will also do a theory/tutorial session, where your portfolio evidence is recorded. Functional Skills in English and Maths will be studied alongside your course, as necessary.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is largely done by observation and evidence gathering. As part of this, You will develop and cook a three-course meal at the end of the year as a final assessment. You will be required to reflect on your assessed work and to set targets to aid your development. You will also cook a range of baked items, which will be assessed, graded and evidence used to infill into your portfolio.
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.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 1 in Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food and Beverage courses. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in catering. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships Whether you dream of being a head chef or going into management, working on a cruise ship, in restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels or owning your own business, this is a rewarding career.
We also work extensively to develop your skills and knowledge by providing in-house and external competitions and workshops throughout the year. Our links with the catering industry will provide you with great job opportunities.
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 such as A Levels via a separate application. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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