Who is this course for?
Jersey has a reputation for fine food and dining. Highlands College is proud to be part of this reputation by providing young people with the skills and training required to be not only a successful chef but also to master excellence in food and beverage service.
Our tutors are highly successful chefs and restauranteurs in their own right. You will learn about preparing and cooking food, develop your knowledge of health and safety and how the catering and hospitality industry operates.
You will also learn menu planning, food and beverage service, wine service and barista in a realistic working environment.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of which must be either Maths or English Language.
How long is this course?
A 2 year full time course beginning September 2020, ending June 2023.
What will I study on this course?
City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Skills:
You will learn about preparing and cooking stocks, soups and sauces, fruit and vegetables, meat and offal, fish and shellfish, pasta, grains and rice, desserts, puddings and bakery products. You will also develop your knowledge of health and safety and how the catering and hospitality industry operates. You will also learn about healthier eating and special diets, food safety, kitchen operations, costs and menu planning.
City & Guilds Certificate in Food and Beverage Service:
You will learn the art of food and beverage service, wine service, barista, dealing with payments and bookings in a realistic learning environment.
What Qualification will I gain?
City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Skills and City & Guilds Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend at least one week in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.
What does this course lead on to?
Progression to a range of different jobs within the hospitality and catering industry. These include, Catering Assistant, Kitchen Supervisor, Waiter, Banqueting Assistant, Baker, Cake Decorator, Commis Chef, Bar Manager, Catering Manager, Chef, Dietician or Nutritionist. Many of the chefs and catering staff working in Jersey’s restaurants and hotels have progressed from this course.
How much will it cost?
- £38 Registration fee (Currently under review)
- £248 Course material fee plus food consumed whilst on duty (Currently under review)
- £55 Set of professional knives (these can be purchased from the college at cost price) (Approx)
- £105 Uniforms (Approx)
- £32 Books (Approx)
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Taster day at the Academy can be arranged by appointment’ please speak to your careers teacher.
- You will also spend time in a realistic working environment at the Academy restaurant and at cafe connect.