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Catering and Hospitality

Catering and hospitality qualifications can take you all over the world, and we will help prepare you for an exciting career.

Many of our students go onto a wide range of fantastic global career opportunities, made possible with our industry-recognised qualifications.

You’ll train at our brand new restaurant at the newly built City Hub campus.

Legendary chef Marco Pierre White is a big supporter of the College and often meets students. You’ll also get the opportunity to take part in educational visits and maybe even national competitions!

We have strong links with top employers in the sector, so you’ll have lots of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.

We work with a wide range of businesses, including: Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, MemSaab, Jurys Inn, Annie’s Burger Shack, National Justice Museum, The Ruddington Arms, Kushi-ya, Hilton Hotels, Nottingham Good Food Partnership, Nottingham Street Food Club, Porterhouse by Barlows, Alex Bond, and Great Food and Drink Festivals.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.


Our hospitality and catering courses at Nottingham College range from Level 1 to Degree Level and Apprenticeships.

Careers in Hospitality and Catering

At Nottingham College, we know and understand the hospitality and catering sectors really well and our courses are geared towards enabling all our students to thrive in the busy and competitive industries.

We have strong links to top employers in the sector and work with a wide range of businesses, so you’ll have lots of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.

Plus, there are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Baker, a Bar Manager, a Butcher, a Catering Manager, a Chef De Partie, a Commis Chef, a Consumer Scientist, an Event Organiser, a Food Processing Worker, an Industry Chef, a Kitchen Manager, a Restaurant Manager, a Sous Chef or a Waiter/Waitress – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • Hospitality is the fourth largest employer in the UK, with 4.49 million people working in the sector.
  • The Hospitality industry employs more than 10% of the UK workforce: almost 3 million people work within the industry.
  • 29% of people employed in the hospitality industry are under 21-years-old.
  • The Hospitality Sector needs 660,200 more people by 2020 – a growth of 6%.
  • The number of restaurant managers in Nottingham has risen to more than 1800 and is due to increase over the next four years earning up to £29,000 a year.

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Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you are looking for a career in catering and want to earn while you learn, then this may be the apprenticeship for you.

Production Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you would like to work in a food production kitchen at a restaurant, hotel, school, pub, café, care home, fast food outlet or large business then this could be just the course for you.

Senior Production Chef - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you would like to further your career by gaining a qualification but want to earn while you learn, then this may be the apprenticeship for you.

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