Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for those who want to pursue a career in the Hospitality and Catering Industry and develop their skills to a higher level.

This course will develop your practical skills and knowledge for a career as a chef in the catering industry. The programme of study is designed for skilled crafts people working in the hospitality and catering industry, wishing to gain an advanced qualification to enhance their career prospects.

You will need the minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above. or a relevant level 2 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your practical work in the kitchen will be assessed by observation, giving credit for the skills you already have or you have gained in College. The theory aspects will be tested by an examination at the end of each topic. Experiencing the real working enviroment in our Gallery Kitchen.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The course runs four days per week, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course for those who wish to develop their existing catering skills to a higher level.

You will study an advanced level of cooking soups, sauces, meats, poultry, vegetables, rice, pasta and hot and cold desserts and seafood.

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Restaurant and Catering Establishment Managers and Proprietors

Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.

Medium Salary

£ 22539

5048 people employed as Restaurant and Catering Establishment Managers and Proprietors in the current year.

Bakers and Flour Confectioners

Bakers and flour confectioners prepare and bake dough, pastry and cake mixtures and make and finish flour confectionary products by hand.

Medium Salary

£ 19422

924 people employed as Bakers and Flour Confectioners in the current year.

Chefs

Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

Medium Salary

£ 18775

10465 people employed as Chefs in the current year.

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