City & Guilds Award / Certificate in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 3
OCNWM Award, Certificate & Diploma in Employability & Development Skills Level 1

Course information

In Hospitality & Catering students learn the skills to work both front of house serving customers, as well as in the kitchen helping to prepare food. They also develop valuable IT and housekeeping skills.

The group is responsible for the day to day running of our catering facilities, providing breakfast and lunch for all of our students and staff, plus visitors to the Outdoor Centre. Students learn a wide range of skills, from vegetable preparation, baking, cleaning and till use. They also organise special catering events to mark occasions such as Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Students are offered further opportunities to learn valuable skills needed to work in the hotel industry through Petty Pool’s own Outdoor Activity Centre, which hosts overnight residential visits for guests.

Students help service the chalets and communal areas. We have recently started an exciting new project with Premier Inn, having a mock-up hotel room on site, where students can learn standardised housekeeping skills before working in local hotels.

As part of the study programme, all learners undertake work placements. This year, students are working at Abbeywood Estate Café, serving customers, preparing drinks and more. They also bake cakes to be sold at our local pop-up café in Sandiway.

On a weekly basis, students cook and serve lunch for a group of residents from a local care home. They have even been there themselves to serve afternoon tea!

All students, whatever vocational pathway they take, will have individualised Functional Skills sessions (Maths & English) and undertake qualifications whenever possible. They also have weekly Life Skills sessions to develop independence and enrichment, where they choose from a range of leisure clubs.

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