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Hospitality and Catering Apprenticeships

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:
    • Level 2: 14-18 months
    • Level 3: 18-22 months
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Hospitality and Catering Apprenticeships


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Course Description

The Hospitality and Catering Industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, contract catering and hospitality services.

Apprentices at Level 2 work in a range of jobs including multi skilled roles in hospitality services where they will be an all-rounder or specialise in housekeeping and front of house reception or can train as waiters/silver service waiters and bar person. Kitchen assistants, cooks and chefs will work in a range of large and small kitchens.

At Level 3 there are opportunities to work as Apprentices as a Sous Chef or Senior Chef or specialise in pastry and confectionery. The Hospitality Supervision and Leadership pathway provides training to become Head Housekeeper, Head Receptionist, Hotel Manager or a supervisor/manager in a restaurant or pub chain.

Pathways includes:

Level 2

  • Professional Cookery
  • Hospitality Services
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Food Production and Cookery
  • Housekeeping
  • Front of House Reception
  • Bakery

Level 3

  • Professional Cookery
  • Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

Level 4

  • Hospitality Management

Entry Criteria

  • No formal qualifications are required but experience in Hospitality is desirable
  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • The majority of training is provided in the workplace
  • Attendance at college-based sessions to complete theory tasks and tests is essential


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work based observations
  • Theory based tasks and tests


From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3/4.

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 2+3

Programme Area:

  • Hospitality and Catering



Hospitality and Catering

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Hospitality and Catering

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