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Catering and Hospitality

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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.

Levels

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.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Catering and Hospitality but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Advanced Professional Cookery (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love to cook, have a creative flair and want to further develop your cooking skills to move into a supervisory role in a professional kitchen.

Advanced Sugar Craft - Part-time

This course is for improvers or advanced learners with previous cake decorating knowledge.

Cake Decoration for Beginners - Part-time

This course will give an introduction to cake decorating, using a variety of techniques to create a professional finish to your cakes to wow family and friends.

Cake Decoration for Improvers - Part-time

This course will focus on developing cake decorating skills to produce a professional finish.

Cake Decoration for Improvers and Ideas for Selling Cakes From Home - Part-time

This course is perfect if you would like to improve your cake decoration skills and want to start selling them!

Chefs in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Specialist Award)

This qualification is specifically designed for people who cater for patients or residents in a health and social care setting.

Culinary Skills (19+) (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re aged 19+ and you love the buzz of being in a kitchen and creating tasty and inspiring dishes.

Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2) - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who works with food and has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (Level 3 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career within the hospitality industry and plan to work in a supervisory or management role.

Introduction to Hospitality and Catering (Entry Level 3) - Full-time

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and enjoy preparing and cooking food and you’d like to explore a career in the catering industry in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Entry 3 City & Guilds Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy preparing and cooking food and you’d like to explore a career in the catering industry.

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate) - Full-time

If you love being in the kitchen and you’d like to develop your passion for food and customer service into a career this course is perfect for you!

Nottingham College Bake Off - Part-time

Learn how to bake bread, cakes and pastries on this fun course.

NVQ Advanced Professional Cookery (Level 3 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect you love to cook, have a creative flair and want to further develop your cooking skills to move into a supervisory role within a professional kitchen.

NVQ Professional Cookery (Level 2 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love the buzz of being in a kitchen and creating tasty and inspiring dishes. You’ll turn your passion into a career with this, which is designed to turn you into a professional cook.

Professional Chef (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for food, enjoy cooking and are looking develop your basic skills as a chef.

Professional Chef (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got a passion and a flair for cooking and want to apply your skills in a professional kitchen as a chef or work in the restaurant front of house

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