This course gives you a wide range of knowledge in a variety of subjects, including Introduction to Catering and Hospitality (if you want to focus on catering) or Introduction to Customer Service.
It enables you to achieve a Certificate in Employability Skills which will help you with employment in a variety of different areas such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and numerous customer service roles.
The course is delivered on two afternoons a week for four weeks but the Certificate can be achieved sooner.
No formal qualifications are required - you just need a passion to succeed.
You will cover a wide range of topics:
You will be assessed through online modules which are ongoing.
This course will help give you knowledge and basic skills relating to hospitality, catering and customer service roles.
If you want to progress your studies, you can consider the Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking or Level 2 Food Production course, both of which are delivered part time, or another qualification at College.
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."