Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
Students should have successfully completed their Higher Secondary School Certificate (12 years of education). Minimum of 1 year work experience in the kitchen. For students whose first language is not English an IELTS Band of 5.5 or equivalent is required.
The course is based on access to working practice in industry and you will be expected to research, design, develop and produce food products. Assessment will take place throughout the course and will include assignments, practical tasks and externally set tests.
There is a growing demand for employees with International qualifications in the catering and hospitality sector. Students have found successful careers with organisations such as major hotels, restaurants and with conference and event organisers.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to progress to a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management or Business related degrees.
You will learn in our dedicated classrooms and training will take place in fully equipped industrial kitchens at Hammersmith and Southall Campuses and in the College's industry-standard production kitchen t.a.s.t.e restaurant at Hammersmith.