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Hospitality - NVQ at Queensbury School

Course description

This course is offered by ‘Go Live’. Go-live is a programme of learning that allows students to study for a vocational qualification. Two days each week you will be out of school with a training provider and the remaining days will be in school working on other projects. The programme is for students aged 16-19.

Course content

Have you considered a career in the hospitality and catering industry? Then this course could be the one you're looking for. This is a very hands on course, where you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of food for paying customers.

Working in a real kitchen based at the centre, you will learn all about maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.Along with a team of students and staff, your practical training will cover the preparation of both hot and cold dishes and will give you the necessary skills to cook hot meals. You will be taught how to prepare and cook vegetables, meat, poultry and fish and, with support from your tutor, you will be able to create meals with ingredients such as pasta, eggs and rice. All students will be expected to work for two days a week and the food which you and the team produce is sold to the users of the centre.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications. All students are required to attend an interview prior tobeing accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment.What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability although important to all courses is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard. This is a course that valuespractical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider. If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.There are no formal entry qualifications. All students are required to attend an interview prior tobeing accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment.

What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability, although important to all courses, is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard. This is a course that valuespractical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider.

If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.

Assessment

To support the practical side of the course you will be expected to complete a portfolio of written work. The course is assessed through regular observations and practical assessments and you will have access to a one-to-one review of your learning plans when you will be given written feedback.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ in Hospitality (Food Preparation and Cooking). The course is recognised by employers nationally, so students could seek work in the catering industry. Alternatively you could continue studying at Level 2 or elect to train under the modern apprenticeship scheme.

Further information

See Mr Gray for further details about this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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