This qualification covers the required skills and knowledge for preparing to work in the hospitality and catering industry. It is ideal for anyone aiming to secure roles within public houses or cafes - where there is a shortage of staff with relevant skills and a major growth in job opportunities - or you can progress further to work in fine dining establishments.
You will be studying at the Roundhouse at Derby College and training in our modern kitchens.
Route 1 -You will need to show a commitment to meeting deadlines and have at least a GCSE grade E (2) in English and Maths.
Route 2 - If you have English and Maths below a grade 2, this will be the route for you.
You will cover mandatory units in:
There is also a variety of optional units:
Students will need to complete the mandatory units plus the required optional units to achieve the full qualification.
In addition, you will work towards achieving a C grade in GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths. The course also features work experience and tutorials.
Practical tasks will be assessed while you are working in our kitchens. Theory assessments and tests will be ongoing.
A uniform will be required at a cost of approximately £70.
You can progress to the Intermediate NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking or to an apprenticeship.
This qualification can lead to a variety of jobs within kitchen environments.