Catering and hospitality | Courses for 16-19 year olds | Brighton MET

Study catering and hospitality at Brighton MET

Do you have a flair for cooking? Could you be a hospitality hero?  Brighton MET offers a range of catering and hospitality courses that have been specially designed to prepare you for a successful career in the challenging but rewarding sector.

You will gain invaluable experience if you choose to study with us - our catering and hospitality department benefits from modern facilities such as industry standard training kitchens as well as our training restaurant, The Gallery which is staffed by students and open to the public at our Brighton Central Campus on Pelham Street.

Day to day with us, you be working in a realistic training environment and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn techniques and tricks of the trade that are essential for a successful career in this fun and fast-paced industry. As well as practical skills you will also learn theory around the principles of catering, health and safety, nutrition and computing, maths and language skills.

Why choose Brighton MET?

Our catering and hospitality courses have been specially designed to prepare you for a successful career, you will be taught in large professional standard kitchens by our highly experienced, expert tutors.

Check out what some of our students had to say!

360 tour of our catering kitchens

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery | Level 1
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery | Level 1

    This Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 Diploma develops key skills for building a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1
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  • Brighton
    Gateway Catering | C&G Certificate in Introduction to Hospitality Industry | Level 1
    Gateway Catering | C&G Certificate in Introduction to Hospitality Industry | Level 1

    Our Gateway (SEND) courses cater for 16-25 year olds with mild/moderate learning difficulties, behavioural or social needs. These courses are also suitable for people with mental health concerns.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: C&G Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
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  • Brighton
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 2
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 2

    Based around key skills and services in professional cookery, this course will help you progress to advanced training or start your cookery career.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2
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  • Apprenticeship
    Catering & Hospitality | Hospitality Team Member | Intermediate Apprenticeship | Level 2
    Catering & Hospitality | Hospitality Team Member | Intermediate Apprenticeship | Level 2

    The course aims to improve on your skills in the workplace and learn new skills which will help you to understand and progress in the hospitality industry. The apprenticeship provides the skills required for a career in food and beverage service as a...

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Services
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  • Brighton
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery | Level 3
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery | Level 3

    This professional cookery diploma will advance your prior knowledge and skills to an advanced level.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City and Guilds Diploma Advanced Cookery (kitchen and larder) Level 3
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Case studies

  • Case study: Harry - Level 3 Professional Cookery. Harry completed a Level 3 in Professional Cookery in 2019 and is now a commis chef at Penny Hill Park, a country house hotel in Bagshot, Surrey. Read more here
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