Course Overview

As an apprentice on one of our Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship, you will be following a comprehensive programme which offers training in a variety of skills in the catering industry. Hotels, public houses, coffee shops, shopping centres and restaurants especially all need catering staff. Apprentices on the Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship often specialise in one area. These areas include restaurants and bars, food preparation and cooking or on reception.

Depending on which area you choose to specialise in, your Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship will cover the use of equipment, correct techniques for preparing food, serving food and drink and dealing with customers. You will need to be prepared to work to high standards of hygiene. You also may be expected to wear a uniform. Flexibility is a must as you will be required to work unusual shifts and probably evenings and weekends as well. Working as part of a team is also important part of the Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship.

What will I achieve?

As a young person with little or no experience in the industry, you will start at the Intermediate level. When you have completed the Apprenticeship you have the option to progress on to the next level.

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in your chosen skill
• Functional Skills
• Technical Certificates
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in your chosen skill
• Functional Skills
• Technical Certificates
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Higher Level Apprenticeship:

(For 19+ only)
• City & Guilds Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Management
• City & Guilds Level Diploma in Hospitality Management

What training will I receive?

There will be no need to attend college as you will be assessed in the workplace by a qualified NLTG Training Officer. As a result, your training officer will come out to visit you at your place of work every 4 - 6 weeks. If you are unsure that an Apprenticeship is right for you then why not have a look at our 'Why choose an Apprenticeship?' page. If you feel you are not yet ready for an Apprenticeship, then why not have a look at a Traineeship first?

You will have full access to our catering training facilities in Accrington. The facilities are available for enhancing your skills beyond your place of work. Have a look at our Centre of Excellence page.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills
• We operate an equality and diversity policy
• All employers are appraised for health and safety
• We will visit you regularly during your training
• Your training will be full and varied

Case Study

Oliver Thind at Benedicts of Whalley

My Apprenticeship has helped me learn how to prepare a wide range of food and has given me the skills needed to progress in this industry I had an amazing experience being able to Commis for a celebrity chef at Accrington food festival and have Improved in confidence. An Apprenticeship allowed me to earn a wage and to be able to learn to drive and pass my Test.