Catering & Hospitality

Whatever your approach, our Hospitality and Catering courses will bring out the best in you and help you find your own style.

Our Catering & Hospitality courses are available at Level/s 1, 2, 3

Catering & Hospitality isn’t just about cooking, there are lots of opportunities available front-of-house and our training will give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in this exciting industry. By being part of our team you’ll learn to give first-class service to customers in a variety of training facilities like our in-house restaurant.

Within our local area we are lucky enough to have national companies on our doorstep who develop products and sell them to high-street brands, these businesses use chefs to develop new menus and food ranges. Our industry standard kitchens, up-to-date equipment and real working environments such as Nineteen09, our in-house restaurant, means your learning journey starts exactly where it should, in the heart of the industry.

You’ll gain hands on experience not only on site but on one of 150 national work experience placements available to students. You will train in cooking techniques and food preparation including fish, meat, poultry and pasta dishes, baking, patisserie and cake decorating as well as front-of-house hosting, restaurant skills and customer service.

English & Maths

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and/or Maths you will be required to either; take a Functional Skills qualification if you have achieved a Grade 1 or 2, or retake the GCSE if you’ve achieved Grade 3. You will be fully supported by our specialist team ahead of taking the exam.

Career Areas

  • Chef
  • Front-of-House Manager
  • Caterer
  • Sommelier
  • Baker
  • Food Product Developer


These courses are assessed through a series of assignments, short answer and multiple-choice papers, practical assessments and synoptic examinations.


We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.