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Foundation Diploma in Skills for Catering & Hospitality Level 1 at West Kent College

Course description

Equip yourself with the practical skills for work in hospitality and catering.

As part of your introduction to the catering industry, you will learn important skills that employers look for, such as:

• Customer service
• Food and drink service
• Menu planning
• Food preparation and cooking
• Introduction to food commodities
• Food safety
• Working in a team
• Health and safety in the workplace

We will show you how to work in our professional kitchen and restaurant to understand how the Catering and Hospitality industry works. The course includes work experience and maths and English functional skills or GCSE. You will need to purchase equipment and clothing from an external supplier. All course costs will be discussed at interview.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G/3-1, including English and maths at minimum Grade E/2. You must have an interest in catering and/or successful completion of the Entry 3 Catering course. It is advised you also attend a skills assessment day for your chosen course level.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to a relevant Level 2 Catering course.

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: 01 November 2017
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

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      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.