York College

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Kitchen and catering assistants

Up to £28,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year full-time, but part-time is possible.

What will I study?

The course is an Entry Level Hospitality & Catering course for students who would like to prepare to enter the hospitality industry who may need a little extra help with reading, writing and confidence building. It involves experiencing Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Food Service, Basic Food Preparation and Cooking, Food Safety and Serving Food and Drink. All Foundation programmes include social and work skills and GCSE English Language and Maths.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continuously assessed during the course through projects and skills checks, practical assessments and assignment work.

What could it lead to?

Students can progress to Level 1 Professional Cookery or Level 2 Hospitality Services depending on progress throughout their programme. Alternatively, students may wish to take up a job opportunity in the hospitality and catering industry.

Potential job occupations include:

  • Hotel porter
  • Hotel receptionist
  • Hotel room attendant
  • Food processing operative
  • Fast food service assistant

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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