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Hospitality and Catering

Course Code: HC1/2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds, Diploma, NVQ
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: One day a week at the College

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About the course

Are you looking to improve your employment prospects within the hospitality and catering industry in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall? If you already work in a hotel, restaurant or kitchen these courses will develop your skills and improve your job opportunities. 

These are exciting times for the South West, with Mayflower 400 on the horizon, so don’t delay, pop along to the College and discuss your options now! 

What you'll learn

The City & Guilds NVQs will focus on developing and accessing your existing skills, formalising your knowledge and developing further. This suite of NVQs has several one year, bespoke pathways, including: 

  • food production and cooking
  • front of house reception, housekeeping
  • food and beverage service
  • professional cookery. 
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the NVQs.


You will be assessed through practical assessments, workplace assessment and online testing (food safety).

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.