This practical course meets the needs of students who want to work in catering and hospitality. It covers a wide range of cookery skills and techniques, as well as current industry practice, to make sure you are fully prepared to pursue your chosen career.
- Food safety
- Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetable preparation and cookery
- Desserts and puddings
- Breads and bakery products
- Pasta, rice and grains
- Healthy foods and special diets
- Catering operations, costs and menu planning
- Skills for employment in catering and hospitality
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can progress on to further study or begin work.
In the UK there are well over 100,000 hospitality and catering businesses employing a workforce of more than one million people. The industry is made up of many different sectors including contract catering, event catering, visitor attractions, holiday parks, cruise liners, pubs, bars and nightclubs – as well as restaurants and hotels.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
Leonora was previously a pupil at South Hunsley School. She enjoys baking at home and says she feels more confident after studying at Bishop Burton College.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: It is a really friendly place and you are made to feel welcome from the start. There are always people around to help you if you need it.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I enjoy it most when we are working in the kitchen and it feels like I am a professional chef.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I am considering enhancing my education in this area with further study but am also looking at opportunities to go straight into work at the end of this course.