Hospitality & Catering
Fee Information

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.

About this course

Level 1 will suit you if you are looking to enter the Hospitality industry. You have little or no previous knowledge or experience of the industry, but are keen to get your career started. This is also ideal for those learners with special needs. You will cover things like:

  • Introduction to the hospitality industry,
  • Introduction to personal workplace skills,
  • Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism,
  • Health & safety for the workplace,
  • Food safety,
  • Basic food preparation.
Entry Requirements

You will need to get a minimum of Entry 3 on the college initial on line assessment for literacy and maths

Assessment Method

There are regular practical tests to make sure you are on course. Theory is mainly assessed through assignments and short answer questions.

Progression Opportunities

The Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:

  • Bar person
  • Catering
  • Chef
  • Cleaner
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen assistant/Porter
  • Receptionist.

Once you have completed the course you might want to move on to full Level 1 qualifications including the Traineeship.

Study Methods

You will study in one of the colleges 4 industrial kitchens fully equipped with industry equipment and classrooms that will enhance your learning. You will take part in work experience and skills day with employers.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.