If you’ve ever thought about working in a restaurant, cafe 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’ll be able to try out recipes for yourself, practice making drinks and prepare yourself for a really enjoyable job.

Age groups

14-16, 16-18

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Culinary Skills2CertificateCity and Guilds
General Food and Beverage Service1CertificateCity and Guilds
Introduction to Culinary Skills1Award or certificateCity and Guilds
Introduction to the Hospitality IndustryE3 & 1Award or certificateCity and Guilds
Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills2Award or certificateCity and Guilds

What will I learn?

You will learn a combination of theory and practical skills like:

  • Food service
  • Food safety
  • Handling payments
  • Taking bookings
  • Serving hot and cold drinks
  • Bar service
  • Menu design

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award or a certificate.

How do I complete the course?

On most courses you’ll be assessed through an assignment or a portfolio.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • Waiter/waitress, Junior chef, hotel receptionist, bar tender.
  • Catering manager
  • Chef
  • Head chef
  • Baker
  • Cake decorator 
  • Restaurant manager
  • Kitchen assistant

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.