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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.

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.

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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.

Cake Decoration - Sugar Flowers for Celebration - Part-time

Learn how to make stunning sugar flowers using a variety of different techniques.

Cake Decoration for All - Part-time

This course covers variety of techniques to cover cakes and create sugar flowers.

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

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

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.

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 and Visitor Economy Management Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality and tourism-related industries.

Hospitality and Visitor Economy Management Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality and tourism-related industries.

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 Basic Barista Skills. - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn how to make professional espresso-based drinks and impress your friends!

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!

Learning to Cook for Healthy Eating - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn about healthier ways to cook and eat.

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.

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.

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

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.

Service Sector Management BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Full-time

The main aim of this programme is to enhance your management skills and understanding of the importance of effective business management within the sector.

Service Sector Management BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Part-time

The service sector is fiercely competitive at management level. The main aim of this programme is to enhance your management skills and understanding of the importance of effective business management within the sector.

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