Course overviewFood Preparation and Service Level 2 City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time course will give you professional food preparation and service skills. It will provide you with the knowledge you need for a career in the catering and hospitality industry. On finishing the course, you may find a job in food production or service, or chose to progress further in your learning.
Who is this course for?
This courses is for young people aged 16-18. If you want to work in food preparation and service, or gain knowledge, skills and experience in order to progress to a higher level or learning, this course could be right for you.
What you'll learn
You will learn how the hospitality industry is structured and functions. For example, you will find out about different types of establishments such as hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars, cafes and contract catering, and the different roles, responsibilities and regulations within these establishments. You will learn how to prepare and serve a range of savoury and sweet products and beverages, and how to work safely, hygienically and with excellent levels of customer care.
Course entry requirements
To join this course, you need GCSEs in English Language at grade 4 (C) or above, maths at grade 3 (D) or above plus a range of other GCSEs at grade 3 or above.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
This course delivers the knowledge and skills you need to begin or develop your career, through a mix of classroom learning and practical activities. The majority of your practical learning will take place in our professional training kitchen and commercial restaurants, where you will have opportunities to connect your technical learning with real-life by serving real customers. You will take part in a range of activities to extend and enhance your learning and develop important employability skills, such as team work, safe working practices and problem-solving techniques.
Future career and study opportunities
This course will prepare you to work as kitchen or catering assistant or food and beverage assistant with a huge range of employers in the hospitality industry. For example, you might work for a variety of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, pubs or bars. You could work for hotels or bed and breakfasts, in retailer catering such as in department stores, or in event catering for example, weddings or sports events. There are also staff and client restaurants in a range of businesses, including public sector organisations such as schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and cares homes as well as in the tourist industry. If you want to continue your professional training to extend your skills and progress your career, there are other specialist and higher-level hospitality courses available, as well as apprenticeships where you can continue to learn while you work for an employer.
You will be required to purchase a kitchen and front of house uniform as well as a kitchen knife set, which costs approximately £210. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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Fees and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGF1164C01-1||01/09/2021 - 27/06/2022||1 years||Mon Tues Thurs & Fri||10.00||09:00||College Green Centre||Apply|