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Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Level 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. The Level 3 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionary) is accredited by City and Guilds. You will complete 5 core units: Lead a team to improve customer service Develop productive working relationships with colleagues Provide leadership for your team Contribute to the control of resources Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment You also choose a number of optional units from a wide range that includes: Supervision reception services Provide learning opportunities for colleagues Contribute to the development of a wine list Contribute to promoting hospitality services and products Supervise functions Supervise food production operation Maths and English or ICT will also form an important and mandatory part of your course. The Apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Entry requirements

To gain access to this course you will need to possess a Level 2 qualification such as the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Food Service, Drink Service, Hospitality Services or an equivalent. 4 or more GCSEs at grade C or above including English at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification e.g. Level 2 English) or other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the College. You must also undertake a successful interview and provide a satisfactory reference. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The course is assessed over the academic year with the leaner producing a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will include a wide range of dishes produced covering the above units. Theoretical knowledge will be assessed using multi choice test papers also known as UPK.

Future opportunities

FDA Hospitality Management FDA Hospitality Culinary Arts Holding a Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Leadership will give you the skills required to work towards a senior position within the Hospitality industry. Progression onto Level 4 and 5 Foundation Degree is also an option.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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