Course Overview

As a Catering and Hospitality apprentice, 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 all need catering staff. Apprentices often specialise in one area such as restaurant and bar area, food preparation and cooking or on reception.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on your current level and abilities you will take one of the following routes:

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 they receive?

Depending on which area you choose to specialise in, your training 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 and you will be expected to wear a uniform.

You will need to be very flexible as you will be required to work unusual shifts e.g. evenings and weekends. You will be expected to work as part of a team.

If you are following an Apprenticeship programme, there will be no need to attend college as you will be assessed in the workplace by a qualified Training Officer, however you will have full access to our catering training facilities in Accrington if you wish to enhance your skills beyond your place of work.

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.