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Hospitality and Catering Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Milton Keynes College

Course description

This programme is intended for employees who are presently working in the catering and hospitality industry. This is likely to be those who are working in a small business such as a guest house, café or have a multi-task role in their place of work where they are employed, i.e. catering assistant.

Course content

You need to achieve 37 credits.You will cover 3 mandatory units which will total 15 credits.

Within this Apprenticeship framework you will follow one of the following pathways:

Pathway 1 – Hospitality Services
This pathway is suitable if you are working in a small catering establishment where you will perform a wide range of varied hospitality based tasks.

Pathway 2 – Food and Beverage Service
This pathway is suitable if you are working as a member of waiting staff and/or bar staff.

Pathway 3 – Food Production and Cooking
This pathway is suitable if you are working as a kitchen assistant or cook.

Pathway 4 – Professional Cookery
This pathway is suitable if you are working as a commis chef, in a fine dining establishment or a cook.

Pathway 5 – Housekeeping
This pathway is suitable if you are working as a housekeeper, room attendant or chamber maid.

Pathway 6 – Front of House Reception
This pathway is suitable if you are working as a receptionist, dealing with reservations, greeting guests, preparing guest bills and other associated reception duties.

Entry requirements

To take part in this programme you will need:
• enthusiasm for the subject
• good communication skills
• the ability to develop team work skills
• a desire to work in the hospitality industry
• ideally 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including Maths and English or an NVQ 1 with a good report
• to be in paid employment.


The majority of the programme is assessed in the workplace. However you will be required to attend College 1 day a week, which will normally lead to a qualification which is achieved by completing assignments. You will be allocated a named assessor who will guide and support you throughout your Apprenticeship programme. Your assessor will visit you at least every 4 weeks for assessment or study support purposes. A review will be carried out every twelve weeks or less to identify progress and set new targets.

Future opportunities

Applicants who complete the programme can look forward to progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Hospitality and Catering programme or the Hospitality and Supervision programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Milton Keynes College directly.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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