Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, we can confirm that BTEC/Vocational exams scheduled for January will be going ahead despite the new national restrictions.
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This course is aimed primarily at people who are currently working, or have recently worked, in the hospitality and catering industry and who have ideally completed pastry or cookery skills at Level 2.
By enrolling on this programme you’ll gain theoretical and practical skills across a range of areas, including: health, hygiene, safety and security, bread and dough products, cakes, biscuits and sponges, various pastry products, hot and cold desserts, chocolate products, sugar work, marzipan and petit fours.
You’ll also be involved in visits to various establishments and may have the opportunity to work with celebrity chefs. Plus you’ll participate in the College’s gastronomic banquets. Importantly, you’ll undertake a work placement and carry out industry-related experience. Furthermore, you can benefit from our strong links with major hospitality and catering organisations, including: The Royal Household, country house hotels, cruise ships and fine dining restaurants.
You should have achieved professional pastry or cookery skills up to Level 2, or have evidence of work related roles.
On this course you will study:
Learning will be provided by lectures, workshops and demonstrations, assignments and activities with an emphasis on self directed development.
You will be assessed through practical and theoretical application.
This course requires you to purchase a uniform and kit and we include trips to enhance your learning and experience of industry. All of these costs will be explained at interview and students in receipt of financial assistance will be supported with these costs.
You will be able to pursue pastry-related posts in the hospitality and catering industry.
Work Experience will be arranged for you to experience real working opportunities within the industry at an appropriate venue.
My experience at the college has been decent, I’ve met lots of people, its been great to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it.Oliver Smith, A Level student
The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.Amber Searle, BTEC student
“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student