This qualification will appeal to a young person working within a hospitality role and will give them the skills to supervise and manage others. The qualification enables them to further their careers in a vibrant and exciting sector which offers many opportunities in hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, pubs, cruise ships and instore catering, to name but a few.
Students will also develop their skills in maths and English to support their main programme of study, help their future progression and enhance their life skills.
You will need a minimum of GCSEs at grades A-C in English and Maths.
You must have opportunities for working in a supervisory capacity within your workplace: several of the units require you to evaluate your performance when supervising staff and for them to evaluate your performance.
Your framework will include the Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery, Certificate in Hospitality and Catering – Professional Cookery, 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 on the job where you will be given a dedicated mentor to support and guide you through your qualification.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
This will be discussed when you enrol.
This qualification will enable you to progress your career in the hospitality industry or to advance to degree level studies.
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."