This course builds on knowledge gained at level 2 or is suitable for those with relevant work experience, wishing to progress onto a more complex level.
Interested in becoming a Chef? This course builds on knowledge gained at level 2 or is suitable for those with relevant work experience, wishing to progress onto a more complex level. You can study either patisserie or kitchen and larder skills.
Alongside this course you will also study for an additional level 2 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service, which will allow you to advance the skills required to work in the food service industry.
Students on the catering and hospitality courses will spend a lot of time in the college’s well-equipped kitchens, which provide the opportunity to acquire practical expertise in a realistic working environment to build on your catering skills.
Other facilities include Brooks Restaurant (our 60-seater training restaurant that is open to the public), the Bakery Shop, which sells bread, cakes and pastries made by the students. In Brooks Restaurant and the Bakery Shop students will learn to cook and serve high quality food to paying customers.
Students will also benefit from the tuition of our highly qualified lecturers, all of whom have a wealth of expertise and links with the catering industry. Many of our chefs have worked in top London hotels and restaurants, won national and international awards, and have even cooked for a host of celebrities and royals.
This course is for students who are already working in a relevant role in the catering industry and want to improve their skills.
A selection of practical assessments, externally set assignments and online multiple choice tests.
It is recommended that you purchase appropriate books, clothing and equipment for you to carry out the course, details of which will be provided before the start of the course. Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
5 GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above, ideally including English and Maths (some subject areas may require higher grades than grade C/4 in a specific subject), or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.
This course could lead to further study at higher education and/or provide you with the necessary skills to work within the industry.
Typical jobs in the catering industry could include Chef de Partie, Restaurant Bar or Waiting Staff. A typical starting salary for these positions would be in the region of £11,900, extra income could be made in tips and as a guide for future earnings Head Chefs can earn in the region of £35,000.
Attending one of our Open Events is an opportunity to talk to knowledgeable tutors and view our excellent facilities