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What career opportunities can this lead to?

There is the opportunity for students who have successfully completed this programme to progress onto Level 1 Introduction to Professional Catering. Students can also gain full-time employment in hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, hospitality and the armed forces.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for this programme include a satisfactory achievement report from school and a successful interview at college, demonstrating a genuine interest in the hospitality and catering industry, coupled with a willingness to work hard.

What does this programme involve?

The programme involves practical work in our kitchens and restaurant. Theory will take place in a classroom environment. You will work in groups for practical, but you may be required to complete some assessed coursework individually or working in pairs.

You will be taught by a variety of chef and restaurant lecturers who have a wide range of experience of the hospitality and catering industry. They will encourage you with your studies and teach you how to become truly professional in your chosen field. They will also help you to develop key employment skills such as problem solving, communication and time management.

-Entry 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies - Hospitality and Catering
-Food Safety Award
-Functional Skills

All students without an A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be assessed by completing written tasks within a workbook which are related to working practices that take place in the kitchens and restaurant. You will be observed throughout the year and will be assessed by the chef lecturers and restaurant lecturers.

What else do I need to know?

We have our own restaurant which is open to the public which has regular theme evenings, and a bar, which is licensed to sell drinks to customers. Students work between a fully equipped pastry kitchen and main kitchen for the preparation and production of food. You will need to purchase a uniform and equipment at an extra cost of approximately 205 before the start of the programme.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CKIN Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Ashesh, 21

Ashesh, Catering

Ashesh studies Hospitality and Catering and has recently competed in the national culinary WorldSkills competition.


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