Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
31 August 2020TBCPaul Buckland

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


For those interested in joining the exciting world of the fast moving catering industry.


The course is for people who want to pursue their careers in the catering industry and will be able to make choices, with the necessary qualifications to support those choices. The course will cover both front of house theory and kitchen skills, and various aspects of hotel and restaurant operations.


The course is made up of a number of qualifications with associated units.


Students will all study:

  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Food preparation
  • Food  cooking
  • Food service
  • Providing a table and tray service
  • Customer service
  • Healthy eating


A level 1 in Hospitality prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as:

  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in food preparation and service
  • Employment at an operative level in Hospitality
  • Apprenticeship at level 2 in the work place (Commis Chef or Hospitality Team Member Standard)


Full Catering Uniform is required at approximately £250


Progression onto level 2, or full-time employment, and it will enable you to make a decision as to what area of the Hospitality industry you might like to take, be it front of house or as a chef or even management. Some of our successful learner’s are running their own businesses, some are working abroad, some are working on the mainland or at sea, you will be able to make the choice that suits you.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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