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Hospitality & Catering
Hospitality & Catering
Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 38 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR1CAT (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This programme aims to provide you with the practical and academic skills required to work as a chef in the hospitality and catering industry. Hospitality and catering is a growth area both at home and abroad. Employment can be found in a variety of sectors. At the end of the first year you will have the opportunity to progress to a higher level in either Professional Chefs or Front of House.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will have gained 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above and should also demonstrate a keen interest in food and the hospitality industry in general.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will follow the following units:

    • Introduction to the Industry
    • Food Safety in Catering
    • Health and Safety
    • Healthy Foods
    • Introduction to Kitchen Equipment
    • Personal Workplace Skills
    • Cookery Units 5

    Qualifications offered:

    • Professional Chefs Diploma Level 1
    • Food and Drink Service
    • Foundation Food Hygiene
    • Functional Skills or GCSE in Maths and English
  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessments and practical tests are carried out throughout the year in line with the assessment calendar. A series of written assignments and short answer question papers are also expected to be completed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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