This course has been designed for experienced learners or those with a Level 2 Professional Cookery qualification for a career within an exciting customer focussed Hospitality and Catering profession.
This course includes all aspects of advanced practical catering. The theoretical underpinning knowledge will equip you for employment in all areas of the profession. The course is also aimed at commis chefs. PLEASE NOTE: Food and Beverage & Patisserie options are only available at Nantgarw.
What Will I Learn?
Our Hospitality and Catering courses will give you the skills you need to succeed within the industry.
You will gain hands on experience working within our professional kitchens. You will study the preparation and cooking of a range of complex dishes, whilst taking on a supervisory role within the kitchen brigade.
A Level 2 Professional Cookery qualification for the Professional Cookery and Patisserie routes. A Level 2 Food & Beverage qualification for Food & Beverage Supervision route or equivalent with Essential Skills in Communications and Application of Number at a minimum of Level 2, or extensive experience.
You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. You will be invited to demonstrate your practical skills and flair to ensure that this is the course for you.
You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Chef Uniform - £55.06, Restaurant Materials - £26.15, Knife Set - £40) (Suggested Optional - Text books, Hand Blender, Mixer, Stepped palette knife, Coloured Hat and Apron). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- As you progress, we can guide you towards a higher level course or assist you if you wish to go directly into employment. As a result of successfully completing this programme you could seek employment in a junior supervisor role or progress into Higher Education
Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor
Average salary: £17,979
Baker or flour confectioner
Average salary: £16,556
Average salary: £15,113
Average salary: £16,575
Catering or bar manager
Average salary: £18,584
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.
Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger restaurants and catering chains offer managerial trainee schemes, entry to which may be based on a variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Various vocational qualifications are available at Levels 2 to 4.