Foundation Studies: Hospitality & Catering - Entry Level 3 / Level 1
A hands-on and practical course to develop your basic and more advanced skills in hospitality and catering within a real community café.
This course provides a specific and practical introduction to hospitality and catering. You will be involved in running a community café based at Hinton Community Centre, preparing and serving lunches to members of the public and catering for a number of other external events. There will be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in food hygiene and you will develop skills in retail, marketing and customer care.
You will also be involved in planning, hosting and catering for a charity event during the year. There is the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of activities, such as a variety of trips and visits, fundraising activities and opportunities to socialise and take part in games and sports.
You will be coached in developing your job seeking and interview skills, as well as the process of looking and applying for a job in the hospitality and catering industry. You will also study English and maths, which are essential for future job roles. The delivery of the course involves giving each student a behaviour and performance grade for each lesson. This contributes to an overall record of achievement and supports progression to further education or work.
City & Guilds Entry 3 or Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering
You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course, including;
- Catering & Hospitality Skills
- Customer Service
- Health & Safety and Food Hygiene
- Preparing for the World of Work
- Developing Your Maths & English
Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work. Online exams are also used to test knowledge. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- No formal entry qualifications are required
- All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
What can I study next?
Study options may include
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
- Various job roles in retail, catering and in the voluntary/charity sector
- Access to apprenticeships in hospitality and catering
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Foundation Studies in other subjecs:
- Health, Social Care & Childcare - Level 1
- Construction & Building Services - Level 1
- Employability Skills - Level 1 & Level 2
Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or examination fees.
Aged 19 years or over: Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150
Additional Course Costs: £135
Personal Equipment: You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986