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Step into Catering : 2022 intake

  • Overview of the course

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    The Step into Catering course helps learners develop their catering and hospitality skills. The course has been designed for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities assessed at Entry Level - Level 1. Learners will be working towards an Entry Level 3/ Level 1 Introduction to Hospitality and Catering as well as maths, English and employability skills. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.
  • What you'll learn

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    Prior to any work commencing on this course, learners take part in a full college induction programme.

    During tutorials, learners will attend sessions covering topics on enterprise, citizenship, personal development and progression. These sessions focus on topics that are relevant to young people and will help them to progress through their study.

    As part of the course learners will cover the following units:

    • Introduction to hospitality and catering
    • Customer service in the hospitality industry
    • Basic food preparation

    Learners will work towards their next level of English and maths as part of the course and attend employability skills sessions. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year. Learners also take part in internal work experience that includes:

    • How to prepare and cook a variety of dishes
    • Names and uses of equipment used in catering
    • Name and identify ingredients
    • Make goods to sell for enterprise
    • Employability skills
    • Customer care skills
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no entry requirements other than an interest and a commitment however, you need to attend all of your classes.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners will be assessed by the tutor and support workers, who will observe learners completing tasks either independently or with support. Staff will question learners to check understanding and recall and to encourage choice making. All learners will build a portfolio of evidence to achieve their qualification.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who complete the course could progress to:

    • Further courses
    • Volunteering
    • Employment
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including 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.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences

    • Meetings with industry experts

    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click the ‘Apply’ button. Log in to your Learner Hub account (you will be able to create an account if you do not already have one) so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties please contact us via Live Chat from any of our website pages
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
    To register, please visit and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    13:00 - 14:00
    1.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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