This is a largely practical qualification assessed whilst working in the busy College training restaurant.
How long is the course?
34 academic weeks.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a mix of directed learning, on line activities and practical workshops.
What subjects will I study?
This is a vocational qualification that introduces you to working in the hospitality industry and gives you the opportunity to study topics such as food safety, basic food preparation and cooking, serving food and drink, preparing the dining area for service, customer service in the hospitality industry and introduction to meal planning and preparation, healthy eating, introduction to food commodities, using a variety of kitchen equipment, producing basic vegetable dishes, producing basic pasta dishes, completing kitchen documentation and working effectively as part of a hospitality team.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of relevant hospitality practices, health and safety, and customer service.
Every full-time course will include a real experience of work within the industry. Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through practical observations in a real working environment, oral questions, written tasks, assignments and an exam.
Are there any additional costs?
All students are expected to purchase and wear the college uniform to work in the college kitchen and the restaurant. This consists of a uniform of black chef trousers and jacket, apron, chef hat and safety shoes, front of house blue t shirt. You will be required to wear a pair of smart black trousers and shoes when working in the restaurant. The cost of the uniform is around £120.
Bursary support may be available to assist with the purchase of the uniform, conditions apply.
All other products and equipment necessary for the course will be provided by the college.
What are the entry requirements?
The City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ diploma in Hospitality Services is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over with a strong emphasis on learning by doing. This qualification has been designed for those who have a keen interest in the subject, who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-D or grades 4 or above including English and Maths or a Level 1 in Hospitality Services or other equivalent qualifications. You will also be required to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance on this course.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact student services.
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for the next level of study and employment in the hospitality industry.
When you have successfully completed this qualification will have the opportunity to progress to an apprenticeship in hospitality supervision or as a commis chef. Or other qualifications such as:
• Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (NVQ)
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation & Cooking)
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionery)
• Level 3 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Supervision