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Catering and Hospitality at Nacro (Sheffield )

Course description

Do you enjoy working with food?

Do you want to test your creativity in a friendly environment?

Come to nacro and improve your chances of a career in catering

Work towards your qualification in our industrial kitchen, where you prepare and serve breakfast and lunch every day. You will learn everything from how to chop carrots to the final presentation of food for the customer.

Besides finding out more about catering and what it can offer, you also learn things such as:

  • Functional skills - English, Maths and ICT
  • Personal and social development skills - - confidence building, communication, interaction etc

    Under the Study Programme we include much more than vocational training. There are personal and social development courses and sessions to help boost confidence, communication skills, motivation and team working abilities. We also have leisure activities, including the chance to use our on-site gym free of charge, play football and other sports, do career and job search workshops and, of course, basic skills.

Course content

You will learn everything from chopping veg to final food presentation. Initially you learn mainly by preparing and serving food several times a day to staff, trainers, visitors and other learners on centre, but as soon as you are ready we organise a placement for you to gain valuable work experience.

Besides having the opportunity to do your Basic Food Hygiene certificate, you may learn:

  • meat and vegetable preparation
  • dietary requirements
  • various forms of food cooking
  • food presentation
  • baking and cake making
  • pastry making
  • customer service
  • hygiene and cleanliness
  • team working
  • communication skills
  • basic skills
  • jobsearch skills
  • motivation improvement and other personal development skills

Entry requirements

A willingness to work hard and great general standards of cleanliness and hygiene

Unfortunately some medical conditions may make this course difficult to access - phone for further details


Assessment is ongoing and you will build up your own portfolio of evidence.

The Basic Food Hygiene certificate is a paper-based test.

Financial information

None - all equipment and travel costs are subsidised

Future opportunities

Possibility of progression onto an Apprenticeship programme or level 2 provided you remain in placement.

We will also help you if you:

  • wish to look for work
  • would like to go to College
  • would like to move onto further training

Further information

Possibility of weekly bursary payments.

Subsidised travel for training purposes.

Free use of gym throughout the course.

We are a supportive training provider, located in the centre of Sheffield (just off the Moor, behind the new fire station).


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 20 Weeks
  • Course code: CAT
  • Number of planned places: 15