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?
At least five GCSEs at Grade C or higher, one of which must be in English or Maths.
Recognised 14-16 vocational qualifications at level 2 will be considered as a GCSE Grade C or higher equivalent.
It is desirable to have a Grade C or above in Maths and in Food Technology or Food and Nutrition.
How long is this course?
A 2 year full time course beginning September 2017
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:
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?
- £36 subscription fee
- £230 course material fee plus food consumed whilst on duty
- £400 approximate cost for off island visit (optional)
- £50 set of professional knives (these can be purchased from the college at cost price)
- £135 approximate cost for uniforms and books
How can I find out more?
For further information please 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.