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 opening 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?
You will need five GCSEs at grade 2 or 3 (grade E-D) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
A Taster day at the Academy can be arranged by appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How long is this course?
A one-year full-time course, beginning September and ending in June.
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 for 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 the 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, produce 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 College 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.
You will also spend time in a realistic working environment at the Academy Restaurant and at Cafe Connect.
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 Highlands 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?
There are no fees for this course but all students will be required to purchase a set of professional knives from the college at cost price (approximately £70)
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands Admissions Team on 608582 or email email@example.com.
You can also visit the City & Guilds website at www.cityandguilds.com.