This course will appeal to anyone working in a role which covers kitchen duties, such as trainee chefs, fast food service assistants, bar and waiting staff, kitchen assistants and kitchen porters. It will help them consolidate their skills while gaining a recognised qualification.
You will need a minimum of GCSEs at grades D-G in English and Maths.
Your framework will include the Intermediate Diploma in Kitchen Services, a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1. You will develop your maths and English skills to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
You will be assessed against national standards within your workplace using a combination of observation, written work and external examinations.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
You will be required to wear chef's whites and safety shoes.
You can progress to a Level 3 diploma or advanced apprenticeship in subjects such as Customer Service or Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.
You can advance your career in general hospitality roles in bars, restaurants or hotels.
Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.
He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.
"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."