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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 7.00

Start: 11/09/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

Concessions: 3345.00***

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course provides a clear progression route for those who have completed Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality and Catering or who are already working and want to advance to a more senior position.

You will be studying at the Roundhouse Campus at Derby College and training in our modern kitchens/restaurant on a part-time basis - allowing you to fit this course around your work commitments.


Entry requirements

You need Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality and Catering or a job role within the industry that will allow you to progress.

Course Content

There are mandatory units and optional units within this course.

Mandatory units are:

  • Understanding leadership and management in hospitality organisations
  • Understanding the market in which an organisation operates
  • Understanding how to comply with legal and regulatory requirements within hospitality organisations.

Optional units are varied and include:

  • Maximising physical resources
  • Financial performance
  • Developing teams
  • Managing sales
  • Bar and cellar management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Hospitality accommodation management
  • Kitchen management
  • Rooms division management

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via externally set tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to purchase a uniform.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to more senior roles within hospitality and catering establishments.



* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

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."

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