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Hospitality and Catering Courses at DCG

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

  • 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.
hi i hope you’re enjoying your virtual

tour of derby college

my name is simon briley and i am a

hospitality and events general manager

based in the stadia sector

i’ve had the pleasure of working

alongside the team at the college since


helping to provide learners with

practical experience to go alongside

their college learnings

our sector is so diverse and so service


that working with them in this way

ensures that you will have the skills to

join our wonderful industry

and of course while you’re with us you

also bring new ideas to the table

our industry refreshes and innovates all

the time and it’s really important that

that you bring those ideas with you why

do i work in the hospitality industry

well no two days are the same that’s for

sure and i’ve had the pleasure of

working at some of the biggest stadiums

and on some of the biggest events that

have left me with memories that will

last a lifetime

our industry is so diverse there is a

venue and a role to suit

to suit everybody whether you want to be

a frontline service

supervisory chef or managerial or indeed

a business owner i look forward to

welcoming you

into into our businesses over the course

of the next year

i look forward to working with the

college again so all the best

and hope to see you soon

Hospitality and Catering – Course Listings

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: Workplace

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

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  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our Hospitality and Catering courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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