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Introduction to Hospitality and Catering – Entry Level 3

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QFECA
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  • Is this course for you?

    Serving food and drink is work you can find almost anywhere, because people always need to eat. It can help you to get valuable life skills and work skills that can be used in all kinds of jobs, so is a real door-opener in terms of career opportunities.

    This level is ideal if you’re just starting out and want to develop confidence, gain new skills and build up a basic understanding of the catering and hospitality industry. This course is the perfect start to a career in catering and hospitality. It will give you vital information and experience to help you decide whether you focus on serving or cooking for your future career.

  • Required qualifications

    At or below GCSE grade 1’s or equivalent.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Whilst studying catering and hospitality you will work in our fully functioning on site restaurant to serve customers. You will be given the training and skills to do so by your tutor in practical lessons. These skills are then put into practice and you will be assessed through a mix of practical and portfolio led assessment.

    You will learn how to deal with different types of people and handle unexpected situations. Helping to develop core transferable skills like communications, confidence and teamwork.

    Your course will also give you the opportunity to learn how to serve, develop cooking skills and understand the health and safety needs and expectations of the industry.

  • Careers

    After completion of this course you can go on to study:

    • L1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
    • Certificate in Hospitality L1

    You may want to find employment and not study further. If this is the case you could consider jobs in:

    • Chain and Hotel Restaurants
    • Pubs
    • Events or location catering/weddings
    • Health Spas
    • Cruise Ships

    This gives you the opportunity to work your way up the ladder to supervisor or manager positions.

    Everyone needs to eat, so you will find jobs available across the UK and international if you wish to travel.

    Expected Salaries:

    Waiting staff – Around 12-27,000 a year depending on experience, employer and location.

    Restaurant Manager – Around 18-45,000 a year depending on experience and location.

    Catering/Events Manager – Around 19-40,000 a year depending on experience and location.

  • Work experience

    During your studies you are expected to undergo a minimum of 30 hours work experience/work readiness within the industry. You will be supported by your tutors to find suitable opportunities to gain such experience and build your employability skills along the way.

  • English and maths

    If you have not already achieved English and maths at grade 4-5 you will continue to study the subjects and be able to improve on your existing grades. You will also develop English and maths skills as part of your catering programme on a daily basis (for example you will develop maths skills through money management when dealing with customers)

  • Other important information

    You will need to purchase a uniform that should be worn at all times when in practical lessons. On interview you will be provided with a uniform list to view and costs discussed.

    You may be eligible for a college bursary to help you with these costs.

  • Is this course for you?

    Serving food and drink is work you can find almost anywhere, because people always need to eat. It can help you to get valuable life skills and work skills that can be used in all kinds of jobs, so is a real door-opener in terms of career opportunities.

    This level is ideal if you’re just starting out and want to develop confidence, gain new skills and build up a basic understanding of the catering and hospitality industry. This course is the perfect start to a career in catering and hospitality. It will give you vital information and experience to help you decide whether you focus on serving or cooking for your future career.

  • Required qualifications

    At or below GCSE grade 1’s or equivalent.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Whilst studying catering and hospitality you will work in our fully functioning on site restaurant to serve customers. You will be given the training and skills to do so by your tutor in practical lessons. These skills are then put into practice and you will be assessed through a mix of practical and portfolio led assessment.

    You will learn how to deal with different types of people and handle unexpected situations. Helping to develop core transferable skills like communications, confidence and teamwork.

    Your course will also give you the opportunity to learn how to serve, develop cooking skills and understand the health and safety needs and expectations of the industry.

  • Careers

    After completion of this course you can go on to study:

    • L1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
    • Certificate in Hospitality L1

    You may want to find employment and not study further. If this is the case you could consider jobs in:

    • Chain and Hotel Restaurants
    • Pubs
    • Events or location catering/weddings
    • Health Spas
    • Cruise Ships

    This gives you the opportunity to work your way up the ladder to supervisor or manager positions.

    Everyone needs to eat, so you will find jobs available across the UK and international if you wish to travel.

    Expected Salaries:

    Waiting staff – Around 12-27,000 a year depending on experience, employer and location.

    Restaurant Manager – Around 18-45,000 a year depending on experience and location.

    Catering/Events Manager – Around 19-40,000 a year depending on experience and location.

  • Work experience

    During your studies you are expected to undergo a minimum of 30 hours work experience/work readiness within the industry. You will be supported by your tutors to find suitable opportunities to gain such experience and build your employability skills along the way.

  • English and maths

    If you have not already achieved English and maths at grade 4-5 you will continue to study the subjects and be able to improve on your existing grades. You will also develop English and maths skills as part of your catering programme on a daily basis (for example you will develop maths skills through money management when dealing with customers)

  • Other important information

    You will need to purchase a uniform that should be worn at all times when in practical lessons. On interview you will be provided with a uniform list to view and costs discussed.

    You may be eligible for a college bursary to help you with these costs.

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  • Introduction to hospitality and catering (E3)

    Code: QTFECA

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)