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Hospitality & Catering NVQ Levels 1-3 at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why choose NVQ Hospitality & Catering?
This qualification is suitable for you if you wish to develop a career in professional cookery. It offers a flexible selection of units, and as well as professional food preparation and kitchen management skills you will develop valuable retail skills and experience in organising and managing large-scale catering events. There is also the opportunity for you to gain vital business skills by becoming involved in running in-house catering concessions such as Scholar’s Café.

You will be trained by professional chefs with years of experience who will challenge and inspire you to achieve advanced culinary and front-of-house skills. During the course we can also help you in starting up your own hospitality and catering company through our Darwen Creates business development programme. We provide you with support to resit GCSE Maths and GCSE English if required.

What will I study?

  • Professional food preparation skills
  • Food hygiene
  • Health & safety in the workplace
  • Supervisory skills
  • Kitchen management, including stock ordering
  • Event management
  • Retail skills

Career opportunities
Upon completion of Levels 1 and 2 you will have the skills and knowledge to either start your own business, commence employment as a professional chef, begin one of our Apprenticeships or progress to Level 3.

After completing Level 3 you will have the theoretical knowledge and skills to be able to progress onto a university degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts or similar. We have strong links with the University of Derby at Buxton who are recognised as the best UK university for degrees in Hospitality, Event Management, Hotel Management and Culinary Arts.

Entry requirements

At least 3 GCSE Grade Ds.

More qualified or experienced students may be able to commence the Level 2 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darwen Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September