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Hospitality and Catering at Nacro

Course description

If you’ve ever thought about working in a restaurant, cafe or hotel, why not join one of our hospitality and catering courses? At Nacro you can learn all about preparing food and drink, serving customers and taking bookings. You’ll be able to try out recipes for yourself, practice making drinks and prepare yourself for a really enjoyable job.

Culinary Skills

  • Level 2
  • Certificate
  • City and Guilds

General Food and Beverage Service

  • Level 1
  • Certificate
  • City and Guilds

Introduction to Culinary Skills

  • Level 1
  • Award or Certificate
  • City and Guilds

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

  • Level E3 or Level 1
  • Award or Certificate
  • City and Guilds

Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Level 2
  • Award or Certificate
  • City and Guilds

Course content

You will learn a combination of theory and practical skills like:

  • food service
  • food safety
  • handling payments
  • taking bookings
  • serving hot and cold drinks
  • bar service
  • menu design

Depending on which course you take, you’ll work towards gaining an award or a certificate.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience. You can start at any level that suits you and then move on to other levels. To start a level 2 course, you will need to be working at level 1 in your English and Maths. We also expect you to show an interest in a subject of your choice.


On most courses you’ll be assessed through an assignment or a portfolio.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • food server, waiter or chef
  • barista in a coffee shop
  • bar person
  • hotel manager

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

Further information

Any of the tutors at your centre will listen to your needs and offer you help. If you have personal matters you’re worried about, you can talk to one of our safeguarding officers. You will find their contact details displayed in the centre.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nacro directly.

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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