Introduction to Working in Hospitality & Catering

Level: Level 1

Start date: 03 October 2019

End date: 12 December 2019

Day: Thurday

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Fee: Free

Venue: Barnsbury JCP

Introduction to Working In Hospitality and Catering


Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in working in the hospitality and catering industry and learning more about the employment opportunities that this sector offers.


How long is the course?

1 session per week for 10 weeks. The session is usually between 2 ½ and 3 hours


What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

This is a Level 1 course, so you will need to be able to write and communicate at this level to be able to complete the coursework. We can arrange an English assessment if you are not sure. No other experience is necessary, though you will enjoy the course a lot more if you have a genuine interest in working in this industry.


What will the course cover and what should I be able to do by the end of it?

On this course you will learn about the different sectors within the hospitality and catering industry and the many different job roles and career paths you can follow. You will also explore the different training and qualification routes open to you and start to apply for work, perhaps with help from our Employment Support team.


Will I get a qualification?

Yes, this is an accredited course and you will receive a Level 1NCFE qualification.


What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Most of the work will be completed in class. You may be asked to do small pieces of work between classes and these might include doing some research, visiting websites or watching video clips online.


How will my progress be assessed?

There is no exam. However, as the course progresses, your tutor will assess and mark your written work and support you to make sure you meet the level required. Your tutor will also help you put together a portfolio of evidence which will include all the work you do on the course. The course will also include a variety of teaching methods including group work, discussions and practical activities.


What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You should be able to identify many different job roles you could apply for within this key industry and be able to perform better in interviews and sell yourself to a future employer. There are higher level courses you can do or you may want to consider a Basic Food Hygiene course or Food Safety in Catering at Level 2. The Learning, Employment and Skills team may also be able to put you in contact with local employers. Your tutor will discuss your progress with you.


Are there any costs and what do I need to bring?

The course is free and handouts will be provided but you will need to bring along your own pen, note book and a ring binder (folder)


What support is available?

You will receive one to one support from your tutor throughout the course but we will also talk to you about any other support needs you may have