Course Overview

The Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship will train a apprentice or current staff member in a certain area of the industry. They will be following a comprehensive programme which offers training in a variety of skills. 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 working on reception.

Depending on which area you want them to specialise in, the Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship will cover the use of equipment, correct techniques for preparing food, serving food and drink and also dealing with customers. Due to the nature of the Catering and Hospitality industry, high standards of hygiene will need to be adhered to by the apprentice. The Apprentice will need to be flexible because they will be required to work unusual shifts including evenings and weekends. Working as part of a team is also an important part of the Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on the apprentices current level and abilities they 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?

As the employer, you will be responsible for most of the basic knowledge and training. There will be no need for the apprentice to attend a college because they will be assessed in the workplace by a qualified NLTG Training Officer. Their training officer will come out to visit them at their place of work every 4 - 6 weeks.

Why not have a look at our Why employ an Apprentice? or Why upskill your workforce? pages. These will give you more about what Apprenticeships involve and especially the benefits of incorporating them into your business.

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.