This course is designed for students who have a passion to work in the hospitality or catering industry. Students on this course apply their practical skills to plan, prepare, and deliver a range of menus. The course also includes an element of enterprise skills, in which students look to make their catering profitable to fund future menus. This course is based in a newly built industrial kitchen and hospitality environment, providing catering for a range of customers. Work experience is an important part of this provision, with placements used to develop and apply new 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.

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


You will be assessed through a combination of portfolio evidence, practical tasks and statements from teachers.

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.

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