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.
Commis chef and former Derby College student Carly Baxter plans to run her own fine dining establishment one day. And, thanks to taking a foundation degree in hospitality management at Derby College, she hopes to have all the ingredients she needs to make her restaurant venture a success. Carly, who initially took levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery with the College, progressed to the foundation degree in hospitality management so she could learn all aspects of the catering industry.Carly, who is currently employed as a commis chef at Breadsall Priory, is planning to go into business with a friend from College. To realise her aims she has been studying full-time at College while juggling work shifts, working virtually seven-day weeks at times.
She said: "It's my ambition to open my own fine dining restaurant but to do that I need to know everything that's involved, not just the cheffing side.
"I can't expect to be able to tell other people what to do if I've never done their job myself."