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 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 and Customer Service.
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.
You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including English Language/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or relevant Essential Skills or a Level 1 sector skills course qualification or relevant Essential Skills as well as a reference from an employer and/or previous tutor. You may also be asked to complete a practical skills task.
We are looking for learners with a passion for the Hospitality and Catering industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided. You will be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. You may be invited to demonstrate your practical skills and flair to ensure progression from L1 to L2 is the correct path for you and your career aspirations.
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.
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.
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.