Hospitality

Do you see yourself as the next Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry?

Masterchef, The Great British Menu Bake Off are just a few of the programmes that are inspiring people to get creative in the kitchen.

The hospitality and catering industry is a demanding yet extremely rewarding career choice which is growing rapidly.

Working in our Oasis café and Infinity restaurant, you will be trained to industry standard, preparing meals and serving members of the public on a daily basis. Our tutors are all highly qualified and experienced in their field and have trained hundreds of talented chefs and caterers between them.

So if you enjoy working under pressure and feel that you would thrive working in a busy and challenging environment where the priority is to please your customers, a catering course at Stockton Riverside College may be for you.

Vocational

Certificate in Hospitality Leadership & Supervision Level 3 

Have TV programmes like Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off inspired you to think about a career in catering and hospitality? Our courses will give you the skills you need to get there. Everyone enjoys going out for a meal, and you know yourself, we all expect good service. We’ll show you how to deliver exceptional standards in what can be a fast-paced but enjoyable working environment.

Attendance: Full-time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Training and working in our Oasis Bistro and Infinity restaurant you’ll be trained to industry standard by our experienced tutors. Developing an understanding of the industry, you’ll gain skills relevant to your course whether learning to prepare and cook dishes, delivering top quality service and/or leadership and supervision skills. Working in a commercial kitchen you’ll need to wear a uniform.

How will you learn?

You will learn through practical supervisory sessions in the Infinity Restaurant, practical examples and research and theory input.

How are you assessed?

This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.

You need:

A relevant Level 2 qualification and good practical skills in either food production or food service skills.

Why English and Maths matter…

In the catering and hospitality industries you may need to plan and write menus, follow recipes, weigh out ingredients and calculate the cost of dishes.

What do you need to know?

You will need to wear a uniform

What kit/uniform do I need?

Materials required for this course are:

  • catering kit
  • uniform
  • text book

3 Reasons to join us

  • Work supervising a team in the commercial infinity operation
  • Work supervising a team in the commercial infinity operation
  • Possible progression to a foundation degree

Destinations and Progress:

You could move on to a foundation degree in a relevant subject, take up an apprenticeship or start work in a pub, hotel, restaurant or the leisure industry.

Introduction into the Hospitality Industry Entry Level 3

Have TV programmes like Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off inspired you to think about a career in catering and hospitality? Our courses will give you the skills you need to get there. Everyone enjoys going out for a meal, and you know yourself, we all expect good service. We’ll show you how to deliver exceptional standards in what can be a fast-paced but enjoyable working environment.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Training and working in our Oasis Bistro and Infinity restaurant you’ll be trained to industry standard by our experienced tutors. Developing an understanding of the industry, you’ll gain skills relevant to your course whether learning to prepare and cook dishes, delivering top quality service and/or leadership and supervision skills. Working in a commercial kitchen you’ll need to wear a uniform.


How will I learn?

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


How am I assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout and a portfolio of evidence.


What’s next?

Go on to the ABC Investigate the Hospitality Industry Level 1 qualification.


You need:

An interest in the hospitality industry.


Why English and Maths matter…

In the catering and hospitality industries you may need to plan and write menus, follow recipes, weigh out ingredients and calculate the cost of dishes.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


What kit/uniform do I need?

Materials required for this course are:

  • knives
  • uniform

 

 3 reasons to join us:

  1. Small group sizes and good support
  2. Work as a valued member of a team
  3. Possible progression onto level 1

 

Investigate the Hospitality Industry Level 1

Have TV programmes like Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off inspired you to think about a career in catering and hospitality? Our courses will give you the skills you need to get there. Everyone enjoys going out for a meal, and you know yourself, we all expect good service. We’ll show you how to deliver exceptional standards in what can be a fast-paced but enjoyable working environment.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Training and working in our Oasis Bistro and Infinity restaurant you’ll be trained to industry standard by our experienced tutors. Developing an understanding of the industry, you’ll gain skills relevant to your course whether learning to prepare and cook dishes, delivering top quality service and/or leadership and supervision skills. Working in a commercial kitchen you’ll need to wear a uniform.


How will I learn?

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


How am I assessed?

This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.


What’s next?

You could go on to further study in the food and beverage service or professional cookery.


You need:

GCSEs grade 2/E or above including English and maths.


Why English and Maths matter…

In the catering and hospitality industries you may need to plan and write menus, follow recipes, weigh out ingredients and calculate the cost of dishes.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


What kit/uniform do I need?

Materials required for this course are:

  • catering kit
  • uniform
  • text book

 

 3 reasons to join us:

  1. Work in a commercial operation in the kitchen and front of house
  2. Work as a valued member of a team
  3. Possible progression to a level 2 qualification

 

Certificate in Hospitality Leadership & Supervision Level 3

Have TV programmes like Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off inspired you to think about a career in catering and hospitality? Our courses will give you the skills you need to get there. Everyone enjoys going out for a meal, and you know yourself, we all expect good service. We’ll show you how to deliver exceptional standards in what can be a fast-paced but enjoyable working environment.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Training and working in our Oasis Bistro and Infinity restaurant you’ll be trained to industry standard by our experienced tutors. Developing an understanding of the industry, you’ll gain skills relevant to your course whether learning to prepare and cook dishes, delivering top quality service and/or leadership and supervision skills. Working in a commercial kitchen you’ll need to wear a uniform.


How will I learn?

You will learn through practical supervisory sessions in the Infinity Restaurant, practical examples and research and theory input.


How am I assessed?

This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.


What’s next?

You could move on to a foundation degree in a relevant subject, take up an apprenticeship or start work in a pub, hotel, restaurant or the leisure industry.


You need:

A relevant Level 2 qualification and good practical skills in either food production or food service skills.


Why English and Maths matter…

In the catering and hospitality industries you may need to plan and write menus, follow recipes, weigh out ingredients and calculate the cost of dishes.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


What kit/uniform do I need?

Materials required for this course are:

  • catering kit
  • uniform
  • text book

3 reasons to join us:

  1. Work supervising a team in the commercial infinity operation
  2. Work as a valued member of the team
  3. Possible progression to a foundation degree

 

Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Level 2

Have TV programmes like Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off inspired you to think about a career in catering and hospitality? Our courses will give you the skills you need to get there. Everyone enjoys going out for a meal, and you know yourself, we all expect good service. We’ll show you how to deliver exceptional standards in what can be a fast-paced but enjoyable working environment.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Training and working in our Oasis Bistro and Infinity restaurant you’ll be trained to industry standard by our experienced tutors. Developing an understanding of the industry, you’ll gain skills relevant to your course whether learning to prepare and cook dishes, delivering top quality service and/or leadership and supervision skills. Working in a commercial kitchen you’ll need to wear a uniform.

How will you learn?

You will learn through theory sessions that link into the practical aspects of the food and beverage operation in the Infinity restaurant and Oasis bistro.

How are you assessed?

Practical observations in the Infinity Restaurant and theory questions relevant to the unit.

You need:

GCSEs grade 3/D or above including English and maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Why English and Maths matter…

In the catering and hospitality industries you may need to plan and write menus, follow recipes, weigh out ingredients and calculate the cost of dishes.

What do you need to know?

You will be required to wear a uniform.

You will also complete Level 2 Food Hygiene

What kit/uniform do I need?

Black trousers, Black Shirt, Tie, Waistcoat and black sensible shoes

3 Reasons to join us

  • Work in our commercial Infinity Restaurant and Oasis Bistro working with real customers
  • Learn silver service
  • Achieve the basic skills required to work front of house within the hospitality industry

Destinations and Progress:

You could move on to a relevant Level 3 qualification, or you could find work in a pub, hotel, restaurant or the leisure industry.

Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Hospitality Apprenticeships

The hospitality sector covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs, hospitality services, youth/backpacker hostels, holiday centres and self-catering accommodation. Throughout the level 2 apprenticeship you will develop the skills needed for a career in the hospitality sector.
These skills can be built upon through the level 3 apprenticeship by taking on a supervisory role.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, duties may include:
• Serving drinks and snacks
• Cleaning and preparing rooms
• Maintaining a high standard of customer care
• Maximising sales
• Preparing and checking bills
• Receiving customer payments
• Setting up the bar area, stocking shelves and refrigerators
• Preparing garnishes
• Washing glasses and clearing up after service
• Greeting guests
• Arranging reservations

As a level 3 apprentice, duties may include:
• Resolving customer queries and complaints
• Implementing menu and pricing changes
• Supervising staff
• Ensure the smooth running of key areas such as reception

Assessment:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 12 months
Level 3: 12 months

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. Valuable work experience is built into all of our Catering & Hospitality courses. Students work in our on-site bistro and restaurant as well as carrying out work placements at commercial outlets or local catering establishments. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, communication, time management and customer service skills. Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.