Catering & Hospitality Courses at Northumberland College, North East, UK

School of Hospitality and Catering

Welcome to the School of Hospitality and Catering. We offer a wide range of courses, from entry level and apprenticeships to higher education. You will join a team of award winning students. The College achieved overall winner status at the 2017 NECTA competition - that's the prestigious North East Culinary Trade Association competition. In 2018 one of our talented students won the title of Future Chef.

We provide Hospitality and Catering qualifications for learners of all ages at school, college and work.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art Kitchen features professional,  industry-standard equipment, so you'll be learning on the same type of facilities used in the workplace. We even have a working restaurant, The Gallery Restaurant, enabling you to gain valuable experience in a real work environment with real customers. Here, you'll learn how to work under pressure as part of a team to run a busy commercial business, while developing your skills in the kitchen and front of house. Our aspiring chefs can also gain from experience at our Kirkley Hall Campus which offers weddings, conferences and events of all types to further develop skils in as many environments as possible.

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Depending on the course you take, you could become a sous chef, chef de partie, team leader, conference manager, kitchen assistant, head waiter, head receptionist, front office manager, catering supervisor, housekeeper, or duty manager.


Our courses are nationally recognised across the UK for equipping students with the necessary skills to achieve gainful employment They are designed to help you move directly into an exciting, rewarding career or to go on to study at a higher or more specialised level.

  • Entry 3 Introduction to Hospitality and Catering
  • Levels 1-3 NVQ  Food Production and Cooking
  • Level 1-2 Food and Beverage Service
  • Level 3 Hospitality Supervision
  • HNC/D Hospitality Management
  • Personal Licence
  • Food Safety
  • Cleaning and Environmental Services
  • Bespoke industry training
  • Apprenticeships


Thank you for showing interest in our College, there are regular careers events and we look forward to welcoming you, should you choose to undertake one of our courses


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