Maths and English for a successful future

Is it for me?

You will need to be great at customer service, have problem solving skills, attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm and work well in a team. If you have ambitions to be a manager, this industry can provide lots of opportunities for promotions and a move into management positions. 

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Ashington Campus and will have access to 30 cover commercial restaurant and kitchens.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Ellingham Hall, local restaurants and professional chefs.

Your future starts at Northumberland College! Pre-register for our next open event

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for professional cookery and hospitality students including:

  • 30-cover commercial restaurant and kitchens.

Expert & friendly support


What are the career prospects like? There will be 11,966 jobs in Catering & Hospitality in the region
in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Restaurant Manager, Head Chef, Wedding Planner, Food Technologist or Hotel Manager.

There are 2,717 Catering Managers employed in our local region and they earn £18,762 a year.

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 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.