Hospitality and Catering Courses at Derby College

Hospitality and catering is all about providing people with food, drink and accommodation. The sector offers a variety of interesting jobs in all sorts of settings … restaurants, bars, hospitals, hotels, the list is endless!

Is this you?

  • Good communicator
  • Friendly and polite
  • Like meeting new people and providing a good service
  • Work well as part of a team and listen to others
  • Organised and calm under pressure
  • Quick-thinking, confident and outgoing
  • Quick-thinking, confident and outgoing
  • Enjoy solving problems

Getting into hospitality and catering

hospitality and catering

  • Full time at College Derby College offers a range of Hospitality and Catering courses, covering skills in areas such as professional cookery. These lead to roles in the sector with on-the-job training or part-time further study.
  • Apprenticeships Available through Derby College, an apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering would allow you to gain work experience and relevant qualifications in areas such as catering, food and beverage service, front of house reception, housekeeping and hospitality supervision. For some apprenticeships, you will need GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • Higher education There are degrees in subjects such as Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. You can either take these full time after more advanced college courses or part time alongside a job.
  • Jobs You can go straight into some catering and hospitality roles, such as waiter or waitress, kitchen assistant or room attendant, with few or no qualifications at all. Once you are in post, you will usually receive on-the-job training from your employer. The training given in this industry is broad based. You will also learn transferable skills, such as teamwork and problem solving, which will be useful in any career.
  • Why choose Derby College?

    • You’ll have the chance to work at a prestige hospitality venue. Our suite at the Roundhouse campus features three high-tech glass-fronted kitchens and the acclaimed 80-seat Engine Shed restaurant, where you will prepare food and serve paying customers.
    • We’ve forged strong partnerships with employers. Among our latest collaborations, we joined forces with Derbyshire County Cricket Club to launch the Cricket Derbyshire Hospitality Academy. Our Students will benefit from hospitality placements and paid work at the various banqueting and hospitality venues at the cricket ground.
    • Our experienced team of staff have worked at senior levels in the industry and we regularly welcome leading chefs and hoteliers to share their insights with you.
    • Our courses combine hands-on experience with theoretical know-how, enterprise, communication and business skills to ensure you leave us ‘work-ready’, capable and confident.
    • We offer exciting opportunities which bring your learning to life. Our Students have worked at events like the Big Feastival, taken part in major competitions and headed overseas for study visits and placements.

Derby College will serve up the perfect starter for your career – whether you’ve set your heart on working in a trendy gastro-pub, elegant restaurant, charming B&B or world-class hotel.

 

Derby College Course Listings - Hospitality and Catering

 

PT IMPROVE YOUR COOKING SKILLS : Site The RoundHouse

PT LEARNING TO COOK TO IMPRESS: Site The RoundHouse

FT NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking - Level 1- Different routes: Site The RoundHouse

FT Apprenticeship - Bakery (Standard) - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Chef De Partie (Standard) - Level 3: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Commis Chef (Standard) - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Hospitality Supervisor - Level 3: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Hospitality Team Member - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Senior Chef Production Cooking - Level 3: Site Workplace

PT BESPOKE COOKING COURSE: Site The RoundHouse

PT Certificate in Employability for Business and Professional Services : Site The RoundHouse

FT Cricket Derbyshire Hospitality Academy - NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

FT Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) with Additional Pastry and Dessert Qualification - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT EASTER TREATS : Site The RoundHouse

PT FESTIVE SWEET TOOTH COOKING FOR CHRISTMAS : Site The RoundHouse

PT FRESH START INTO CATERING OR CUSTOMER SERVICE JOBS : Site The RoundHouse

PT MOTHERS DAY TREATS : Site The RoundHouse

FT NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

FT NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT PRE-APPRENTICESHIP INTO CATERING - GET A HEAD START FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP.: Site The RoundHouse

PT Schools 14-16 - Award in Hospitality and Catering - Spec A: Site The RoundHouse

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Retail are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

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