Introduction to Hospitality and Catering Certificate – Entry Level 3

Introducing you to the fast-paced world of hospitality this course will give you a good basic understanding of the catering industry. You will develop skills in customer service, healthy eating, food commodities, food and drink service, food preparation and cookery. Working in the kitchen environment you will need to have a uniform. You will also be required to continue to develop skills in numeracy and literacy to help support your learning.

The course

The entry level certificates are appropriate for a wide range of learners. The course provides learning opportunities at foundation learning level and enables learners to progress to level 1.

What will I study?

Core units:

  • introduction to the hospitality industry
  • customer service

Plus specialist units:

  • healthy eating
  • basic food preparation and cooking
  • serving food and drink
  • food commodities
  • using kitchen equipment

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical sessions in the Infinity Restaurant and Oasis Bistro, practical demonstrations and theory input.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout and a portfolio of evidence.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements but an interest in hospitality and catering is important.

What are the progression/career opportunities?

You could progress to further hospitality related study.

What else do I need to know?

Materials required for this course are:

  • knives

  • uniform

How do I apply?

Simply fill in the application form at the back of our full-time prospectus and send it to the address stated or apply online at