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What career opportunities can this lead to?

You could progress onto the level 2 Professional Hospitality and Catering Qualification. Internal progression is subject to a successful assessment interview and meeting all the college progress, attendance and behaviour expectations on your current programme. You should also be able to work independently without supervision.
Students can also seek full-time employment in hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, hospitality, cruise ships and the armed forces. Many employers contact the College directly for skilled students to fill their vacancies.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSE Grade A* -D/9-3 including Maths and English or E3 Functional Skills
You will need a report that indicates good attendance, behaviour and participation from school. The ability to progress to work independently and in a team is essential

What does this programme involve?

The course involves front of house and kitchen service. There will be practical work and independent assessment in our professional kitchens and the East Avenue Restaurant, along with theory based assignments

You will complete:
-VTCT Level 1 Certificate in General Food and beverage service
-VTCT Level 1 Diploma in introduction to Professional cookery Studies
-Food Safety Award
-Functional Skills/GCSE

You will study the following units:
-Introduction to the hospitality industry
-Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
-Introduction to healthy eating
-Introduction to kitchen equipment
-Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising
-Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and grilling
-Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and steaming
-Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow frying
-Dealing with payments and bar service skills
-Preparing and serving drinks
-Food service

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be assessed by completing coursework which is related to the 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 to determine if you are demonstrating skills.

What else do I need to know?

We have our own restaurant - East Avenue 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 220 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*
CKPC1 Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 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

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica, 19

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica studied Hospitality and Catering at college and secured a full-time job as a result of the relationships she built with the College’s network of employers.


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