Professional cookery

Develop practical and specialist catering and cooking skills while training in industry standard kitchens.

The hospitality sector is growing, with nearly 2 million people forecast to work in the industry in England in 2023.

Study with us and we will prepare you for career success from day one:

  • Develop skills in menu design, food preparation and front of house service
  • Serve paying customers at our industry standard restaurants and kitchens
  • Work alongside experienced chefs on live projects
  • Benefit from professional masterclasses in specialist areas, including bakery and chocolate work
  • Take part in food competitions


  • Hospitality and catering - Develop the essential practical skills and knowledge you’ll need for working in an industrial kitchen environment, in front of house 

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We offer qualifications in hospitality and catering from Entry level (equivalent to Key stage 3) to level 3 (equivalent to A-levels.)


Train with us and you will learn in our industry standard kitchens and restaurants, serving paying customers and getting full experience of the breadth of roles within catering.

Students learn to work in a team through our brigade system, combining students from different levels.

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

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Industry partnerships

We work in partnership with local employers, including: experienced chefs who set up live projects and large organisations who provide award winners and functions - an ideal opportunity for students to gain skills and confidence.