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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 FLR2CAT (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Diplomas are qualifications designed to deliver the technical skills required in the catering industry. The course lasts for one year, full-time.

    Progression routes could be:

    Level 1 - Chef/General Assistant

    Level 2 - Chef/Cook

    Level 3 – Trainee Kitchen Supervisor

    You will also have the skills and qualifications to apply for a range of jobs in any aspect of the catering industry, on a passenger ship or for an international hotel group. There are also opportunities to progress on to higher level courses within catering.

  • Entry Requirements

    You should have achieved a good standard of general education and have obtained the Chefs Level 1 Diploma or equivalent. You should also be highly motivated and willing to take on responsibility for your own learning and skill development.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course is designed to introduce trainees to the preparation and cooking of food to a professional standard, which will prepare the way for a career in the catering industry. You would be taking 14 units within the Level 2 Diploma and also a Level 2 Patisserie qualification, each typically with practical sessions and supported with underpinning knowledge lectures, plus tutorials.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment for all Diplomas will be carried out with a synoptic test and assignments throughout the year.

  • How much does it cost?

    Uniform and kit £230 approx.

  • Additional Notes

    Opportunities exist for you to take part in “In House” and National Cookery competitions. Employability skills form an important part of the course and you will be given the opportunity of working at functions outside of college where hospitality is required. Guest speakers and master classes will also enhance your experience. Work on evening functions, themed events and evening service will be expected and you will also be expected to take on supervisory roles as part of your development.

  • 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:

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.

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.

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Career Options

  • Welfare professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £36,000

  • Health associate professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £30,000


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