Who is this course for?
This course will teach you the basics about food preparation and restaurant service, giving you an understanding of the industry and open doors to further training options or career choices. This course aims to introduce you to the principles of catering; giving you the skills and confidence to consider following a career in what is both a challenging and rewarding industry.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
At least five GCSEs at Grades D and E or higher, to include both English and Maths.
Recognised 14-16 vocational qualifications at level 1 will be considered as a GCSE Grade D/E equivalent.
A GCSE Grade E or an entry or level 1 qualification in a food related subject is desirable.
How long is this course?
A 1 year full time course beginning September 2017
What will I study on this course?
This course will include the following units:
Unit 1 : Breakfast service
This unit will prepare the learner to identify the key features of a breakfast service, including menu, table set up, preparing and cooking to order in a timely manner.
Unit 2: Menu design and calculations in catering
This unit will prepare the learner to identify the key features of menus, dish composition which will influence service and costings.
Unit 3: Specialist diets
This unit will prepare the learner to identify the key features and skills required to prepare, cook and present a dish on a specific dietary requirement.
Unit 4: Working in the industry
This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for a placement and subsequently embark on work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and progress made.
Unit 5: Restaurant Service
This unit will give the learner the required skills and knowledge in food and beverage service including types of service, food safety, handling payments and reservations.
Unit 6: Dry methods of cookery
This unit will allow the learners to link commodities with the appropriate dry methods of cookery. Learners will prepare and cook a range of dishes associated with dry methods of cookery in a safe manner.
Unit 7: Regeneration
This unit will enable the learner to obtain practical skills, knowledge and understanding required in the processes of regeneration for pre-prepared foods.
Unit 8: Beverage service
This unit will provide students with an outline of beverage service in the hospitality industry. They will be able to identify different types of drinks and the correct equipment for preparing and serving, which includes set up and closing down.
Unit 9: Wet methods of cookery
This unit will allow the learners to link commodities with the appropriate wet methods of cookery. Learners will prepare and cook a range of dishes associated with wet methods of cookery in a safe manner.
Unit 10: Cold food preparation
This unit will give the learner the required skills and knowledge to prepare, producing and adapt Cold Food Dishes.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Culinary Arts and Restaurant 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 is to the Culinary Arts Course at advanced level or an apprenticeship in catering with day release at college.
Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
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 uniform and books
How can I find out more?
- 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.