Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
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.


Students who achieve the intermediate level program can then progress onto:

  • Advanced Hospitality in Supervision and Leadership
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Advanced Apprenticeship- Chef de Partie or Hospitality supervisor


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 nine units. These units are then broken down into additional sections.


Students will all carry out both practical and theory sessions focussing around:

  • Safe working practices in hospitality
  • Introduction into hospitality
  • Tools and equipment used for preparation and service
  • Savoury products (soups, sauces, rice, grains, eggs, pasta, salads, sandwiches, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and vegetables)
  • Desserts, cakes, biscuits and pastry products
  • Beverage preparation
  • Food and beverage service


  • NVQ Level 3 in professional cookery or hospitality supervision
  • Level 3 Hospitality in supervision and leadership
  • Employment at an operative level in Hospitality
  • Apprenticeship at level 3 in the work place


Full Catering Uniform is required at approximately £250

Students may participate in corporate hospitality work experience with tutors at events such as:

  • Northwood house functions
  • Guest employer engagement
  • Educational trips
  • Open days
  • Food shows
  • Large scale outside catering events

Take the Opportunity to work on outside catering events around the Island.

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
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • 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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