Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Certificate in Food and Beverage Service | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0347-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in General Food & Beverage Service Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

At Level 1 and 2 you will study a combination of food and beverage service and professional cookery and at Level 3 you will specialise in your preferred area.

In addition to food and customer service skills, you will develop skills in food preparation, cookery, bar service and front-of-house experience. You will explore gastronomy, learn technical skills required for advanced preparation of dishes in professional kitchens and restaurant service skills.

Northbrook MET has industry-standard training facilities including The Arundel restaurant, Brooks Coffee Shop and catering kitchens with the latest equipment. You will take part in themed evenings, community and charity events developing customer service and cookery skills. As you progress there are opportunities to visit hotels and restaurants and work with celebrity chefs. 

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.


Entry requirements

Course content

Topics include:

  • Coffee shop service
  • Coffee shop food preparation
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Working in a team
  • Preparing simple dishes, salads and sandwiches

Why this course at the MET?

The food service industry is a major employer in the UK. Beginning your catering and hospitality career at Northbrook MET will put you in a strong position for a future career in this exciting industry.

Why this course?

  • Popular public restaurant
  • Industry-standard refurbished kitchens
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants
  • Themed evenings, community and charity events

Facilities

We know you will love our West Durrington Campus - it is home to all of Northbrook MET's catering and hospitality courses as well as theatre courses, art and design, and music. It is also our university centre. This makes for a vibrant and diverse campus, which provides a great learning environment.

As well as Brookes Coffee Shop, West Durrington Campus has a canteen serving hot and cold food and another coffee shop serving Starbucks beverages, snacks and sandwiches.

The Learning Resource Centre (Library) is a brilliant research resource and the campus has IT suites for when you need to use a computer. Expert tutors and careers advisers are always available to advise you and ensure that you stay on the right path for you and your dream career.

Facilities

Further study

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2 Catering & Hospitality or specialise with a Level 2 course in Professional Cookery or Food & Beverage Service, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers include:

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Hospital cook
  • Bartender
  • Front of house
Further study

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Additional costs

You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans catering services and directs staff.
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided.
  • Discusses customer requirements for special occasions.
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff.
  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,751

AVERAGE £22,991

POTENTIAL £36,095

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Publican or manager of licensed premises

Typical Tasks:

  • Arranges purchase of alcoholic and other beverages, bar snacks, cigarettes and other items and ensures that stocks are stored in proper conditions.
  • Supervises bar, kitchen and cleaning staff and, if necessary, assists with the serving of drinks.
  • Observes licensing laws and other statutory regulations and regulates behaviour of customers as necessary.
  • Maintains financial records for the establishment; determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,494

AVERAGE £19,344

POTENTIAL £31,727

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Chef

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.
  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.
  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.
  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,216

AVERAGE £16,887

POTENTIAL £24,492

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

Cook

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 5.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,372

AVERAGE £16,712

POTENTIAL £22,581

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
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