Hospitality and Catering

City and Guilds Certificate , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


“The tutors here, they are really interactive and they’re always there, even outside of lessons whenever you need something, we don’t go around calling everyone Sir or Miss, second names – we use first names for everything and there’s a more relaxed and friendly communication between the tutors and the students.”


Did you know!

  • English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.
  • There are 41,219 jobs in the hospitality and catering sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

Course Information


Ready to start a career in hospitality and catering? This course will teach you the basics of working in your own environment and is ideal for beginners. You will increase your confidence through our onsite work placements and showcasing in our student shop. You’ll also receive plenty of support and guidance from our friendly teachers.

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Prepare basic food and serve food and drink.
  • Understand healthy eating principles.
  • Use kitchen equipment correctly.
  • Entry requirements

    No formal qualifications are required but motivation and a strong interest in catering and hospitality is essential. A good understanding of written and spoken English is favourable. You will also need to be under 18 years of age.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include a relevant level 1 qualification.

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 72979-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

    Employment Statistics

    • Chefs

      Average Salary
    • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers

      Average Salary
    • Waiters and waitresses

      Average Salary

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