Entry Level Certificate Introduction To The Hospitality Industry

Your Unique Experience

Learning in a fully supported environment with dedicated staff on hand to assist and help

Encouraged to participate in group and individual activities to complete various units on the course, using teamwork and individual effort to succeed whilst being supported

Provides the opportunity for learners to gain excellent skills in various aspects of the Catering & Bakery industry.

Course Content

This course will provide you with a basic introduction to the Catering Industry. You will gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience in each of the stated areas. If you have a strong interest in the food industry and would like to build a career in this field, then this introductory level course is ideal for you.

More than just a Course

The catering industry is one of the world’s fastest growing, job creating professions. With over 1.8 million employees it offers one of the most diverse ranges of employment opportunities anywhere. Feeding growth in this sector is Professional Food Studies key objective and we really want you to be part of it. This course provides a supportive environment for learners to grow and develop various skills and attributes that will benefit them in their future careers. They will also learn a multitude of life-skills that will help them to grow and mature in all aspects of day to day life.

Course Format

Full Time

Special Features

Throughout the course you will complete practical sessions as well as underpinning relative knowledge, a method which provides you with thorough knowledge of the subject as well as skills and experience needed through the completion of practical sessions.

This is a unitised program that includes practical sessions, together with underpinning knowledge. Staff will be on hand to support you in both practical and theory sessions

Entry Qualifications

You do not need to have any formal qualifications, but an enthusiasm for Cookery / Bakery is essential.


On successful completion of the course and dependant on ability, you may have the opportunity to progress onto NVQ Level courses in Food Preparation or Bakery, available at the college.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.