Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Entry 3)

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Course Specifics

Hospitality & Catering
Entry Level
16-18 School Leavers
1 year
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes dependant on your circumstances
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Course overview

You will gain a basic understanding of food preparationcustomer service and the industry as a whole. You will study:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry
  • Serving food and drink
  • Basic food preparation
  • Basic cooking
  • Guest services in the Hospitality Industry
  • Preparing the dining room for service
  • Essential knife skills for the Catering Industry
  • Cleaning and storage procedures for cutlery and crockery
  • Introduction to meal planning and preparation
  • Food service
  • Introduction to healthy eating
  • Using kitchen equipment
  • Food safety in catering

Methods of assessment

The course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and assignments completed throughout the year.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in a career in the hospitality sector. The qualification gives you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of skills in hospitality and catering, giving you a vocational experience of the world of work.

Entry qualifications

An interest in hospitality and catering. No formal qualifications required. Interview is necessary.

What other experience will I gain?

The College has a fully functional restaurant and bistro that are open to the public giving you valuable experience. You'll have the opportunity to attend external catering events, for example past students have attended The Derbyshire Food and Drink Festival. You'll also have the opportunity to go on trips around the country to visit professional working enviorments in action.

Where will this lead?

Progression depends on satisfactory completion of the course and satisfactory development of the required skills. You can then progress on to the Level 1 certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry.

What are my career options?
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