If you have ever thought about working in a restaurant, café or hotel, why not join one of our Hospitality and Catering courses? At Nacro you can learn all about preparing food and drink, serving customers and taking bookings. You will be able to try out recipes for yourself, practice making drinks and prepare yourself for a really enjoyable job.

Funding and bursaries

Students under 19 will not have to pay fees providing you are legally in the UK. You may be able to access Bursary funding to help you with travel and meals depending on your personal circumstances.

Students aged over 19 may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. This will be discussed at enrolment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements but an interest in working in the hospitality and catering industry.

What will I learn?

You will learn about many aspects of the catering and hospitality industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills. The qualification covers various routes, including cookery, food service and the industry as a whole.

Work Experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.


There are a range of modules available for either the Award, Certificate or Diploma. These include:

Basic Food Preparation and Cooking
Preparing and Serving Drinks
Using Kitchen Equipment
Essential Knife Skills for the Catering Industry
Preparing and Displaying Salads and Sandwiches for Service


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills while being observed by your tutor.

Enrichment Opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and Progression

It will enable students to seek employment in a wide variety of catering establishments or progress onto further study at Level 2.

Study Programme

Our personalised Study Programmes provide young people with the skills they need to move in to higher education, training, apprenticeships or employment. They are designed to challenge you positively and suit your aspirations. Our Study Programmes include a choice of vocational qualifications combined with essential English and Maths qualifications, enrichment activities and work experience. We partner with employers to ensure our learners gain the vital work-ready skills and knowledge needed to positively progress into the world of work.