• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
20/09/20201 Year1City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is designed for students who have just left school and want to pursue a career in the hospitality and catering industry.

There are no entry requirements for this course other than a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireThe costs for this course are approximately £105, this will cover the costs of your uniforms and a starter set of professional chefs knives. If you are eligible for bursary then this will be paid for you.

You will be learning in a range of different environments, we have a fully licenced and working restaurant that is open to the public, this is where you will learn how a commercial kitchen works. We have a ‘training kitchen’ where you will cook a wide ran

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

You could have the opportunity to take part in a work placement, which is relevant to your course and future career ambitions. It could be for a week, or a day a week over a longer period.

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real wotk skills. Hilton Garden Inn, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lumley Castle, Jesmond Dene House.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

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What’s next?

With this qualification you could go straight into industry as a commis/trainee chef (approx £12,000 per year) or you could progress within the college to study either a level 2 VRQ or level 2 NVQ qualification in professional cookery.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.