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Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
    The hospitality industry employs over 10% of the UK’s workforce, so building a career in this sector could be very rewarding.
    This one-year course is a great way to gain a recognised qualification while earning a salary. You will train in housekeeping, front of house reception, waiters/silver service waiters and behind a bar.
    Once qualified, you could pursue work in restaurants, hotels, cafes and pubs – not to mention schools, colleges, hospitals and large businesses that need catering staff too.
    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary. Plus, 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship!*
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be 14 practical assessments during your work placement as well as at College. There will also be 14 written multiple-choice question papers, administered and marked at College.
    As an apprentice, you will spend one day a week in College to attend food preparation training and theory classes.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    Mandatory units:
    • Maintenance of a Safe, Hygienic & Secure Working Environment
    • Working Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team
    • Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself & Your Organisation
    • Maintain Food Safety when Storing, Preparing & Cooking Food
    • Maintain Food Safety when Storing, Holding & Serving Food
    Optional units include:
    • Prepare & Clear Areas for Counter & Takeaway Service
    • Provide a Counter & Takeaway Service
    • Serve Food at the Table
    Functional Skills (if applicable):
    • English Level 1
    • Maths Level 1
    Additional qualifications:
    • Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
    We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career.
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

    Following further study you could work as:

    • A Kitchen Manager where you could earn up to £35,000 a year, depending on your experience.
    • A Front of House Receptionist, earning on average £17,000 a year.
    • A Silver Service Waiter, earning around £15,000 a year.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You’ll need enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector.
    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.
    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.
  • Course Fees

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    Other fees: £1500
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    • OCR:
    • Edexcel:
    • AQA:
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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    Deane Road Campus

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