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Hospitality and Catering - City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (Level 2) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality and catering industry.
Culinary and service skills will be developed in our contemporary licensed Riverside Restaurant, college bistros and workshops in our new training and bakery kitchens, alongside theory classes which will underpin your development preparing you for employment in the industry. You will have the opportunity to gain lots of hands-on work experience providing you with an ideal start to your career in catering.
There are many careers for successful students at all levels with the skills acquired at college enabling you to move into a range of catering positions.

Course content

• Developing culinary skills to produce: vegetable and vegetarian dishes, meat, poultry and game, fish and shellfish, patisserie and fermented products, desserts, petit fours and decorative products
• Professional patisserie and bakery
• Professional food, bar and customer service skills
• Event planning, marketing and costing
• External work experience in hotels such as the two Michelin star L’enclume, Stanley House, The Villla @ Wrea Green, Decker’s restaurants, The French at the Midland and many more

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course the next step is to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision or an Apprenticeship.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: CATL2FPFR1


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