Introduction to the Catering and Hospitality Industry Entry 3 Diploma

19322W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Budding chefs learn the skills, techniques and knowledge required to enter the catering industry. You will use industry standard equipment in our purpose built training kitchen and the award winning Wheel Restaurant to develop the skills required for a successful career in catering and hospitality. This first step programme has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and understanding of the Catering industry. The course is structured to provide bite size experiences that allow progression at a measured pace to meet individual needs.

What will I study?

This programme of study is highly practical and is designed to develop the basic skills of catering. Lessons will be focused on the needs of the working environment, such as health, safety and hygiene. All learners will study Functional Skills Maths and English, plus employability skills. In house work experience with the Wheel Restaurant and kitchen will help to assist students to gain confidence.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Continuous practical assessment, plus short tests of knowledge.

What qualifications do I need?

No formal entry requirements.

What can I progress onto?

Students completing this course could progress to a NVQ Level 1 Catering qualification.

Other Information

Students will be required to purchase a chef uniform and basic equipment. High attendance is essential for success on this programme. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £362.00 1

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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