This course develops your food and beverage service skills for a career within the hospitality industry.
You will also complete a technical certificate and improve your maths and English skills.
You will need to have been in relevant employment for at least six months and to have a minimum of D-G grades (or 1-3 in the new grading) in Maths and English GCSE.
It is essential that you also show a commitment to meeting deadlines.
You will be assessed through a wide range of methods, including practical observation/assessments, online testing, theory sessions and the preparation of a portfolio.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
These will be dependent on your workplace.
You can progress to a wide range of professional hospitality qualifications, including the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.
The course is an excellent starting point to build your career within this rewarding industry – with further training you could rise through the ranks to managerial level.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.