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Skills For Hospitality, Employment and Further Learning - Entry Level Aim Award Entry Level Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

An introductory course for learners who want to explore and learn the basics of hospitality and catering. The course is a mix of vocational and personal development units to help learners understand job opportunities within the sector. 

This is a full-time course aimed at providing you with the basic skills and knowledge required to progress to further training as a professional cook/chef in a range of settings such as restaurants and events catering.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to work both in the kitchen and restaurant of our staff-only dining restaurant.

Entry requirements

  • At least grade G in English and maths
  • You will need to demonstrate a passion for the industry.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.


You will be assessed throughout the course by practical assessments and small written tasks.

Future opportunities

What does the course lead to?

  • Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery
  • Employment within the hospitality and catering industry
  • Kitchen and catering assistants
  • Chefs
  • Waiters and waitresses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

Key information


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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.