This qualification covers the required skills and knowledge if you want to prepare to work in the hospitality and catering industry. It is designed to meet the needs of students who want to focus on food production and cooking.
There is a growing need for chefs within public houses, cafes and restaurant chains with the appropriate skills. This course helps you build the skills employers are looking for.
You will need at least a grade D (grade 3) GCSE in English and Maths plus two more grade D (grade 3) GCSEs in other subjects or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
The following areas are covered within this qualification:
Students will complete the mandatory units, plus the required optional units, to achieve the full qualification.
In addition, you will be working to achieve a grade C or above GCSE in English / Maths and will also be undertaking work experience.
Practical assessments will be ongoing. There are also theory tests and you will build up a portfolio of evidence.
A uniform will be required.
You could progress to an advanced apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering subjects or to other qualifications such as the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.
This qualification could lead to jobs such as:
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.