Apprenticeship In Food Production and Cookery

  • Chefs and cooks
  • Crew members
  • Conference and banqueting managers
  • Elementary personal services occupations
  • Hotel and accommodation managers
  • Kitchen and catering assistants
  • Leisure and sports managers
  • Publicans and managers of licensed premises
  • Restaurant and catering managers
  • The median salary for Hospitality and Tourism Services is £11,000 per annum.
  • Examples of median annual salaries for Hospitality and Tourism occupations include: leisure and sports manager £25,000, restaurant and catering manager £20,000, receptionist £12,000 and bar staff £6,000.

If you are ages 16-23 the Skills Funding Agency will fund the cost of the training.
If you are aged 24+ an employer contribution would be required.

There are no formal entry requirements for this pathway.

The course has been designed with the help of employers to attract new people into the catering industry and upskill the existing workforce. It involves technical knowledge and real practical experience. The assessments will be completed in the workplace with functional skills classes delivered at college in the main campus.

Progression routes include the Level 3 Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership or higher level Apprenticeship courses.

As a student of Oldham College you will have full use of all the college facilities

The course will include maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure environment, working effectively in a team, maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food along with optional units to suit the learner’s workplace.  

Level 2 Certificate in Food Production and Cooking
Technical Certificate in Catering Principles
Functional Skills Level 1
English and Maths (unless already accredited)

Catering thanks to Mary Berry and Gordon Ramsey has become a more respected and attractive industry. Several sectors of industry include catering as an important behind the scenes activity, these include hospitals, schools and care homes. Restaurants form a very important part of our social life whether they are traditional or foreign.

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development