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.
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.