Delivered over two years - in Years 10 and 11 - this course allows learners to explore different areas of the hospitality industry.
The qualification is designed to give 14 to 16-year-olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress within hospitality and catering.
An interview with staff from our Hospitality and Catering team will form part of the selection process. This will be supported by scored teacher assessments provided by the school. Applicants also need to demonstrate a recognised interest in the hospitality and catering industry.
You will undertake a wide variety of units, for example:
You will undertake external assessments and short answer questions.
A uniform will be required. More details will be available during your interview.
With the successful completion of this course and the appropriate GCSE grades in Maths and English, progression to a full-time Level 3 programme may be possible.
Again subject to achieving the necessary GCSE grades, it may also be possible to advance to an apprenticeship in the hospitality and catering industry - with confirmed employment with a suitable employer in the sector.
Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.
He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.
"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."