The Hospitality and Catering industry employs over 1.9 million people and is worth over £8 billion to the UK economy. It’s an exciting industry to be part of, with fast-changing trends and a diverse number of roles available. Careers could include working as an Events Manager, a Head Chef, Restaurant Manager, General Manager or Catering Manager. The environment is often flexible, with the industry functioning 24 hours a day.
Catering and Hospitality can open a range of doors, from working in a bar or restaurant to travelling the world on cruise ships and airlines.
School Leaver Courses
Generally studied by 16-18 year olds as an alternative to A-Levels.
Advanced Professional Catering Level 3 Diploma
The Programme allows students to choose to specialise in either Kitchen and Larder or Patisserie and…
Commis Chef Level 2 - Apprenticeship Standard
The apprenticeship standard covers the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required to demonstrate…
Hospitality Supervisor Level 3 - Apprenticeship Standard
You will learn about the front of house operation and the supervisory skills required.
Hospitality Team Member Level 2 - Apprenticeship Standard
A Hospitality Team Member can operate in a range of functions across a business, this may be Food & Beverage…
Production Chef Level 2 - Apprenticeship Standard
As a Production Chef your duties will include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment,…
Professional Catering Level 1
The course involves front of house and kitchen service. There will be practical work and independent…
Professional Catering Level 2
Your programme will involve practical work in our kitchens and restaurant. Theory will take place in…
The College has three industrial-sized kitchens which are all equipped with modern, up-to-date facilities, and these serve a newly refurbished restaurant, East Avenue, which can sit up to 60 people. Alongside experienced lecturers, this provides students with a fresh and modern environment which will provide them with the skills to confidently progress into the workplace.
Students are able to enter various competitions during their course, which may include tasks such as taking over hotel kitchens for a weekend or running gala events. The College has great employment links with local businesses, and holds a partnership with Holiday Inn as their official training provider. Speakers regularly attend the College to inform students of the different types of careers available to them, coming from backgrounds including the Navy, EHO, and AA inspection.
Going for Gold in National Teaching Awards
The Hospitality and Catering Team at Eastleigh College is in the running to win one of the 15 Gold Pearson National Teaching Awards after winning FE Team of the Year in the Pearson National Teaching Silver Awards for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the young people they work with every day.
Counselling courses are ‘life-changing’ say HE Learners
Counselling is a continuously evolving career choice and the new DipHE Counselling Diploma qualifications at Eastleigh College are proving popular with learners looking to take their next steps towards this fulfilling and impactful career path. Diploma-qualified counsellors now have the option to top up their counselling diploma (DipHE) to a Bachelor degree with Eastleigh College.