This course develops your skills in working front-of-house within a hospitality environment, working at both the Derbyshire County Cricket Club and at our Roundhouse restaurant. You will be part of our Derbyshire County Cricket Club Hospitality Academy, working in exciting surroundings and building up a wide variety of skills and experience.
You will need GCSE qualifications at grade D (grade 3) or above in English and Maths. Applications from mature learners with relevant work experience are also welcomed.
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance.
You will cover a wide range of topics including:
You will also develop your maths and English skills, which will support your main programme of study and help your future progression. You will also undertake work experience.
Assessment will cover a variety of methods including assignments, tests and practical tasks.
There will be an additional cost for uniforms.
You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or a Level 3 course in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.
You can pursue a career in a wide variety of front-of-house jobs.
Work experience offered through Derby College's links with Bespoke Inns has led to the ideal job for former hospitality student Jack Bowler. Jack, who got a distinction in his foundation degree course in International Hospitality Management, has been working at the Boot Inn in Repton, a Bespoke Inns' traditional pub and restaurant, since August.
Although he already had catering qualifications from Derby College, Jack was keen to learn the front of house side of hotel and catering. Encouraged by his lecturers, he enrolled on the foundation degree course and, through the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy, gained valuable work experience at The Dragon in Willington.
The Academy seeks to bridge the gap between education and the workplace for the College's hospitality students so that they can put into practice their customer service skills at top quality establishments. In his new role at The Boot – a beautiful 17th Century coaching Inn – Jack gets to try his hand at everything including restaurant management, housekeeping and bar work. He especially likes working behind the bar and telling customers about the range of beers brewed by The Boot's microbrewery next door.
My foundation degree was brilliant and the professional development offered through Bespoke Inns is unbelievable.
Derby College gave me the confidence to do what I'm doing now, and I owe my lecturers a lot. I'm happy to talk to students in hospitality so I can give something back. Bespoke Inns offers work experience to other Derby College students and it's good to see people getting the same great opportunity that I've had.