The hospitality programme will allow students who are working at E3 or Level 1 to have the option of studying Hospitality and Catering.

The course will train students in Hospitality and Catering to progress to work in the industry. The learners will prepare food for staff/student lunches, develop enterprise skills to self-fund the ingredients and decide how to allocate any income gained for future projects. This course is to based in an industrial kitchen and hospitality working environment, providing catering for a range of customers. Work experience is a planned aspect of the course, with placements in the industry to further develop the hospitality and catering skills.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit

Entry requirements

Evidence of working at Entry 3 or above.
Keen interest in working in catering.
English and maths can be studied alongside this programme.

Additional requirements

What will I learn?

Develop hospitality skills

Apply skills to a work environment (with support where needed)

Gain basic food safety knowledge

Learn a range of cooking techniques and apply them to the work setting

Work Experience

Work experience will be completed throughout the programme in weekly activities. The placements can be a mixture of internal and external work.


Level 1 Award
Introduction to Hospitality
Basic Cooking
Food safety

Entry 3 Award
Food safety
Basic Cooking
Serving food and drink


Portfolio based evidence will be gathered throughout the course to assess progress and award the qualification.
This evidence can include written documents, photographic evidence, witness statements, and employer activities.

Enrichment Opportunities

This cohort will have a choice of the CSI enrichment activities each week.

Career and Progression

Learners can progress onto the next level of qualification, move onto the Certificate at their current level, progress onto a Supported Internship, apprenticeship, or into employment.
Chef, front of house, kitchen porter, waiter, cook.

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