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Food Preparation & Service Technical Certificate Level 2

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study. This programme is ideal if you would like to work in the food preparation and service sector. It will prepare you for employment in the industry or you may wish to progress to further relevant learning and qualifications. Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    • How the hospitality industry is structured
    • Preparing and cooking savoury and sweet products
    • Serving food and beverages to customers in our Signature restaurant
    • Working safely and hygienically
    • Developing employability skills
    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)

  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to attend an initial assessment before joining the course in order to assess your learning level.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    One exam and one final synoptic assessment.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to a Higher Education course at college or university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4). Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Front of House Receptionist, earning on average £17,000 a year
    • Commis chef/cook earning on average £15,000 a year
    • A Silver Service Waiter, earning around £15,000 a year
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Demonstrations on cooking with fish, meat and bread – led by experts from the industry
    • Visits to farms, hotels and other Catering & Hospitality establishments
    • Non-educational visits to theatres, sports activities and team building experiences
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development. You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work. You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts. Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award. In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature Restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    07/09/2020

  • End Date:

    25/06/2021

  • Time:

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    10.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    35 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    CA101-YP01