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Catering & Hospitality Level 1 & 2 for 16 year olds at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

If you’re aged 16 and interested in becoming a chef, love food, or want to work in the restaurant, hotel and catering  industry, our range of new courses are ideal for you.

The hospitality and catering industry is dynamic, exciting and rewarding, with a wealth of varied job opportunities on offer; from working as a chef or restaurant manager, to an event coordinator, bar manager or maître d’hôtel.

Students will study at our Orpington Campus and learn in our new modern, fully-equipped classrooms and industry-standard practical ‘realistic work environments’, including teaching kitchens and commercial-standard food production and pastry areas.

The College provides students with the opportunity to gain real work experience at an early stage in its own trade standard kitchens and fine dining restaurant.

Our close links with industry partners at top London and UK restaurants will ensure that students can take advantage of some great employment opportunities such as work experience and Apprenticeships, along with visits and mentoring from guest chefs. We will help you to realise and develop your entrepreneurial skills during the programme and you will have the opportunity to participate in activities including running a market stall and pop up restaurant


Course content

Students aged 16 can start at either Foundation Level, Level 1 or 2, and will study on a programme designed to give them the catering and hospitality skills needed for the industry. Students will focus on vocational and entrepreneurial learning as well as continuing to develop their English and maths skills.

At Level 1 you will study these vocational courses:

  • Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 1
  • Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage service - Level 1
  • NCFE Certificate in Demonstrating Enterprise Skills - Level 1

 Plus Maths and English skills development

Students who have already achieved either 4 GCSEs and satisfy appropriate knowledge oof the Catering sector or have achieved their Level 1 qualifications may also choose from the following courses:

  • Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 2
  • Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage service - Level 2
  • NCFE Certificate in Demonstrating Enterprise Skills - Entry Level

 Plus Maths and English skills development

Entry requirements

You will need to show a focused wish to enter the Catering Industry and have a basic understanding of the expectations of working in this sector.

Students starting at the College aged 16 will be required to complete a short assessment to determine the most suitable level course. You will then be invited to attend a taster event where you will get the chance to try out some practical activities and get an insight into the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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    • Our Orpington Campus is located in Orpington town centre so it has great transport links and is close to a leisure centre, bowling alley, shops and restaurants.

      In addition to our well-equipped classrooms, we have an amazing Learning Resources Centre, open study spaces, the Hive Café and a brand new Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College with top of the range training kitchens and the new commercial restaurant BR6.