Hospitality & Catering

The Hospitality & Catering programme area offers a range of full and part-time courses to suit the needs of individuals and industry.

Facilities offered at UCM include a production kitchen, bakery and public restaurant (Cristory’s) as well as two further well equipped training kitchens. Cristory’s offers Table D’hôte lunches, A La Carte lunches, gourmet dinners and afternoon teas. In addition there are themed lunches and dinners, breakfast and coffee mornings.

These facilities provide a realistic working environment for you to learn in, where our experienced subject specific staff prepare you for careers such as chefs, bakers, confectioners, waiters, bar tenders and baristas. In addition further study can lead to a supervisory or junior management role within the industry.

Available courses

Full Time

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality
    ENTRY: 4 GCES at grade C or above including English and Maths, a BTEC First qualification in a related vocational area or sufficient relevant work experience for mature learners will be considered.
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 1 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service
    ENTRY: 2 GCSE’s at Grade D-G or above including English
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM

Full or Part Time

  • NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service
    ENTRY: NVQ Level 1 in Hospitality
    VENUE: UCM
  • NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service
    ENTRY: NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • GCSE Hospitality
    ENTRY: Interview
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM

Leisure & Recreation

  • African Cooking
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Cake Decorating for Beginners
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Cake Decorating for Improvers
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Christmas Cake & Cupcake Decorating Workshop for all Abilities
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Christmas Wired Sugar Flowers
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Cupcake Decorating for Beginners
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Easter Cakes & Cupcake Decorating
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Giant Cupcake Decorating
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Saucey Secrets
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Taster to Wired Sugar Flowers
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Secrets of a Professional Chef: Back to Basics
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: UCM