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Catering and Hospitality Entry at Sheffield College

Course description

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.

Qualification Title

Certificate  Introduction in Culinary Skills

 

 

 

Entry requirements

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.

 

Assessment

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.

Financial information

Money

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.

Free meals

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.

Travel passes

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:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

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.

 

 

Further information

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

Open Evenings

  • 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.

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: CFZCA1

Venues

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    • Welcome to City Campus

       

      The Sheffield College City campus is a great place to be and perfectly located just a 10 minute walk from the city centre for your dinner time shop, and just 5 minutes from the train station.


      Our City campus boasts a sustainable, glass atrium that is 7 floors high and flooded with natural light. From lunch in The Refectory and with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city, the facilities include an aviation air cabin, catering kitchens, hair and beauty salons, science laboratories, dental technology laboratories, a sports hall, high tech childcare teaching facilities, construction workshops and a children’s nursery.


      Many students study catering at City so there’s always something tasty on the menu from ‘Grab n Go’, the student run restaurant The Silver Plate, or something to take away from the bakery.

      Address: City Campus, Granville Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2RL

      By Car

      From the M1, take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      Just before the McDonalds take a left onto Granville Road.

      The entrance to the college is approximately 150 metres up Granville Road, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Car parking facilities at City campus are limited to Blue Badge holders only – please see Disabled Go for more detailed access information.

      The nearest public parking is the Grosvenor Casino (pay and display) – just 5 a minute walk from the college. This can be accessed by continuing along the A61/Queen’s Road and taking the first left onto Duchess Road.

      Additional car parking can be found at Q-Park, Sheffield Train Station.

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only a 10 minute walk from City Campus, and provides excellent connections to nearby towns and further afield cities.

      Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information on train travel to Sheffield.

      By Tram

      The Sheffield College is so well serviced by trams we even have a stop named after us! The nearest tram stop to City campus is Granville Road/The Sheffield College.

      Trams heading towards Halfway (Blue Line) stop right outside the college, whilst those coming from the opposite direction (heading towards Malin Bridge) stop just across the road.

      The Supertram website has more detailed information about times and fares.

      By Bus

      Again, being so close to the city centre you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bus travel to college. The central bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk, and the 120 bus travelling to Crystal Peaks stops just two minutes away.

      You can check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables, fares and bus passes.

      If you are a student you may be entitled to cheap bus/tram travel within Sheffield. Check out our Travel page for further details. 

      By Scooter/Motorcycle/Bike

      City Campus had parking available for both scooters and motorcycles, as well as secure bike storage. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the cycle storage.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.