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.
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.