Funding information: Please contact the college for funding information.
Duration: 1 year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

Hospitality services covers all aspects of the hospitality industry, from food and drink service and preparation to event planning and customer service. You can expect to develop a range of useful skills and knowledge during your time on this course, all of which are highly valued by employers in the industry.

The college has its own restaurant, Taste, and other food outlets in which you will have the opportunity to put your skills into practice. There are many other opportunities for students to hone their skills throughout the year through work experience placements and external events, which will prepare you for life in the hospitality industry.

During this course you will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk

Course Content

Modules on this course include: Event Planning and Customer Service Skills, Barista Skills, Cocktail Making (Mixology), Food and Beverage Service, Food Preparation and Cooking.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio Practical assignments Coursework Food safety exam


Following successful completion of this course, you can choose to progress to related Level 3 courses or apprenticeships. You can also progress onto Level 2 Professional Cookery and the Level 3 Hospitality in Supervision and Leadership. Alternatively, you can opt to go into employment in the catering and hospitality industry, utilising the skills and knowledge you have.