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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This programme is set up to give young people an opportunity to work in professional kitchens.
Hospitality and catering is a fast growing and ever changing industry so the variety of jobs is vast.
At Eastleigh College we do a variety of different courses:-
Level 1 - Professional catering and introduction to the hospitality industry
Level 2- Professional catering and introduction to the hospitality industry
Level 3 - Advanced Professional Catering
Level 3 - Food Service Supervision
Level 3 - Hospitality and Catering Diploma

See the Progression Chart for Job Prospects

What are the entry requirements?

You need to have an interest and passion for the Food Service Industry and have a good work ethic to be able to learn in a professional environment.
You need to have determination, be open to new ideas, respectful of others, hardworking and a good team player.

What does this programme involve?

Do you like Cooking?
Do you enjoy cooking and working with people?
Do you want to learn more about cooking and working in the catering and hospitality business??
Have you considered a future as a Chef?
Do you want to be part of the fastest growing industry in the world?
Do you want to travel the world and work?

If your answer is YES to some or all of these questions then learn more within our catering and hospitality department at Eastleigh College

How is the programme taught and assessed?

During the course you will learn how to work in a professional kitchen and with some of the equipment.
You will also know basic skills such as -
Bread making, knife skills, how to butcher whole poultry, making choux pastry, experience service in a professional kitchen

What else do I need to know?

Further information?
Please contact Sue Lyons on Tel: (023) 8091 1093 for further information.

How to apply?
Please fill in an application form available from your Careers Teacher, Area Careers Office or direct from the Customer Services Office, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire. SO50 5FS. Tel: (023) 8091 1299.

All ingredients will be provided by the college for the duration of the course.
Full payment of 60 is required when enrolling onto this course.
The course is for 6 weeks and the full 6 weeks must be paid for in advance.
A chefs jacket and hat will be p

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every 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 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*
JCPA Eastleigh College 18/9/2019 Wed 16:30 – 18:30 6 £77.00 £77.00
JCPB Eastleigh College 6/11/2019 Wed 16:30 – 18:30 6 £77.00 £77.00
JCPC Eastleigh College 8/1/2020 Wed 16:30 – 18:30 6 £77.00 £77.00 Apply now
JCPD Eastleigh College 26/2/2020 Wed 16:30 – 18:30 6 £77.00 £77.00 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 course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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