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Catering and Hospitality

Skills for Hospitality and Catering Diploma Entry Level 3 Diploma

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

This qualification could lead to an entry–level role in hospitality and catering such as Porter, Housekeeping Assistant, Kitchen Assistant. Learners could progress to a Level 1 in Hospitality and Catering.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at people interested in a career in the hospitality and catering sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 1 qualifications.

In essence this qualification is aimed at learners who are from a background that have needed additional support for their studies. This includes those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the hospitality and catering sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work.

What is covered?

The course is structured to guide the learners with their own needs to develop their own working to a more independent way:

  • Dexterity
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Planning of Tasks
  • Knife Skills
  • Basic cookery techniques
  • Teamwork and working with others
  • Introduction to working in Industrial kitchens

Plus development of maths and English alongside current and relevant legislation

During the transition with the Entry Level 3 Award we will be providing learners with an introduction to industry, where they will learn a range of hospitality skills across the realistic working kitchens.

Alongside this they will be gaining theory knowledge which will support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in hospitality and catering or other related subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Good prior commitments and attendance at school or college and a keenness to study and achieve.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year



Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The course left me fully equipped and ready to start working at the Royal Automobile Club in London. I really appreciate all the help I’ve got from the staff at Peterborough College – they were always ready to answer any questions and I really enjoyed the course.

Taylor Watts

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