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An after-work drink with friends; a meal with a loved one; a precious chance to spend two weeks away with the family: these are the special moments that punctuate our lives. These happy points in time one day become fond memories, reminding us all that we lived and loved.

Why hospitality and catering

Highly skilled hospitality and catering professionals can work anywhere in the world in a variety of settings, and also have the prospect of becoming self-employed. Hospitality is ultimately about customer service, and learning from our industry professionals will arm you with the ability to apply these skills to other sectors, too. 

Our first-class, industry-standard kitchens are perfect for developing your skills in a working environment, and you will have ample opportunities to develop your on-the-job skills working in the College’s two award-winning restaurants. 

Not only will you be given the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in relation to your specific vocation, but you will also get to broaden your overall industry knowledge, and learn the key facts in relation to running a hospitality business. 

City College offers the perfect recipe for success for future hospitality and catering professionals. 

Choose your course

Culinary Skills

  • Course code: CCSL2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies)

Professional Cookery (Hospitality)

  • Course code: IPC
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 24 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time

Junior Bar and Barista Academy (for 14-16 year olds)

  • Course code: JRBSA1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: College Certificate
  • Awarding body: City College Plymouth
  • Duration: Four weeks
  • Course type: Short course
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