Canterbury College - Catering
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Catering

Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Are you interested in entering a career in hospitality or catering? Whether you want to be a professional chef or a barista, this is the course for you.

Students can learn in our professional preparation kitchen and showcase their newfound skills in our onsite cafe and bistro. You will get to experience cooking for real-clients and learn more about how to prepare menus with a focus on sustainability.

Careers

Our courses can help you progress into a range of different careers such as:

  • Corporate Caterer
  • Hotelier
  • Chef
  • Hospitality
  • Events Manager.

Throughout your course you will take part in industry placements, to ensure you have the relevant skills and experience to progress into the Catering and Hospitality sector. 

We have an onsite training kitchen and restaurant, giving you the opportunity to learn how to professionally prepare food and beverages for real customers.

Our Streeside Cafe and Bistro is an onsite training facility, with barista-standard equipment, that serves food and beverages prepared by Catering students.

Career Prospects

Example: Kitchen and catering assistants

 Annual pay
£5,200 - £17,160
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 6% over the period to 2027, adding 30,716 jobs. In the same period, 67% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 343,818 job openings.

Role description

Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 3, ideally including English and maths.

This course provides time for you to gain vocational expertise in your chosen specialism and achieve your English and maths to grade 4 or an equivalent. Achievement at this level will have a positive impact upon your future opportunities and open up new choices for you, including skilled employment, apprenticeship, or progression to Level 3.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 2 to 1 including Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 or above.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111