Course overview

Hospitality Skills City of Bristol College

This half-year vocational course will introduce you to the catering and hospitality sector. It will be delivered at South Bristol Skills Academy on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 15:30.

You will complete a Level 1 BTEC Introductory Award Vocational Studies qualification and develop your employability skills. You will cover topics such as:

  • Progression opportunities and the different areas and positions that are relevant to Catering and Hospitality
  • Kitchen H&S and Food Hygiene
  • Knife skills – from knife sharpening, to focusing on a variety of different cuts
  • Table set up, service – plate and tray carrying
  • Cooking – using kitchen equipment and following different recipes

Dates and applications

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Hospitality Skills SBSA and Construction Centre
Course Code
28/02/2024 - 26/06/2024
1 years
Hours per week
Start Time
SBSA and Construction Centre
The course fee is £225 but this can be paid for under certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
CMP0270D01-2 28/02/2024 - 26/06/2024 1 years Weds 5.00 10:00 SBSA and Construction Centre
The course fee is £225 but this can be paid for under certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

If you’re an adult who is interested in catering and hospitality, this course is a stepping stone towards working in the sector.

What you'll learn

During this vocational course, you will:

  • complete a series of catering and front of house assignments
  • learn how to organise yourself and develop a Personal Progression Plan
  • develop your employability skills

Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You need 3 GCSEs at Grade 1 to Grade 3, including Maths and English, or a previous vocational qualification.

Some Level 1 qualifications in trade-based subjects may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course.

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is a half-year, part-time course. You will be expected to attend College for one day a week.

During this course, you will be assessed in a variety of different ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills.

Future career and study opportunities

After completing this course, you could progress onto a Level 1 certificate course, an apprenticeship or employment.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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