Catering and Hospitality Entry at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About The Course
This course will give you an opportunity to learn about food preparation and to develop your employability skills. You will spend time doing practical activities in the kitchens to develop your basic kitchen skills. You will be preparing food in the skills kitchens which have facilities which are often better than industry standard. It will give you an opportunity to practice your food preparation skills without the pressure of service demands as you will not be preparing food directly for the college restaurant.
There is a considerable classroom element of the course where you will enhance your employability skills. You will learn about how to present yourself to the public and to customers and how to maintain a professional appearance. You will work on interview skills and how to work well in a team. This will help prepare you for a career in the catering industry and to progress onto higher level qualifications within the area.
The catering department has exceptional facilities with several very well equipped kitchens, a bakery and an 80 seat, licensed public restaurant.
You are required to purchase some specialist equipment before the start of the course. This includes kitchen uniforms and a basic set of professional kitchen knives. The approximate cost of which is £100.The College will give you more information on this before you start your course. Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college's Learner Support Fund. You are expected to study functional skills in English and maths where necessary.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and has an interest in the catering industry as well as cookery. You must be flexible and self-motivated and happy to work in a disciplined environment. You will need to be well organised.
Certificate Introduction in Culinary Skills
There are no formal entry requirements needed to join, but those in education will be expected to complete their current learning programme. You may be asked to complete an assessment of your maths and English skills at interview, to help decide which level of study is right for you.
Your practical work will be assessed in the kitchens through observation of practical tasks and written questions. The assignments are spread out evenly over the academic year.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
It can lead on to the Catering & Hospitality level 1 Diploma.
Career opportunities include working in the kitchen or front of house as a server, barista or bar staff in a variety of pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
- Thursday 25th October 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Tuesday 29th January 2019
- Monday 4th March 2019
We are open 4-7pm at all of our centres on these dates.
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.