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Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism

Course Code: SPCT

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award, Certificate, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

This course is aimed at those who want to begin a career in the catering, hospitality and tourism industries, or those who want to build a solid foundation of knowledge to move on to further study. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed to work in these traditional areas, as well as emerging industries. You may be hoping to work in the service industry, or you’re part of the new generation of entrepreneurs who need business start-up skills for your ideas. Whatever your dreams, we can help you achieve them!

What you'll learn

On this course, you’ll learn about a variety of subjects, with options to study a range of units, including:

  • health and safety for catering, hospitality and tourism
  • healthier food and special diets
  • developing barista skills
  • preparing and cooking food
  • baking bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits
  • employability skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and enrichment activities throughout the year.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the course.


Assessment will be via a portfolio of evidence. There are no formal exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to a level 3 course at the College. Alternatively, you can use your new skills to seek employment in the catering, hospitality and tourism industries.

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.)


Course Code: SPCT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £25

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.