This course further develops the skills required to work as a professional chef, complemented with the customer service skills required to work within a professional restaurant.
You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to progress to a Level 3 Hospitality and Catering qualification. Within this programme you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate and Essential Skills Wales.
What Will I Learn?
You will study units that reflect the needs of the Catering profession, while further preparing you for a career within this sector you will study; Aspects of hospitality & catering, Employment Standards, Health & Safety, Customer Service , Essential Skills in Communication & Application of Number and Information Technology.
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 and restaurants. Our training restaurants are open to the public, this will give you a great opportunity to see what it’s like to work in the industry. When you decide the time is right to look for employment you will already have experience of working within a professional environment.
The Welsh Baccalaureate will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.
You will also be required to undertake 25 hours’ of work placement; this is a mandatory element of the programme.
You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a Level 1 sector skills course qualification including Essential Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level 1, 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 and carry out a course presentation. You will be required to have the relevant uniform and equipment, a full uniform list will be provided.
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.
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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, 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.
Hotel or accommodation manager/proprietor
Average salary: £14,567
Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor
Average salary: £17,979
Housekeeper or related occupation
Average salary: £16,926
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.
Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and large hotel chains normally offer management trainee schemes. NVQs/SVQs in management for hospitality, leisure and tourism are available at Levels 3 and 4.