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Pastry ABC Level 2

If you love the BBC series 'Great British Bake Off', and let's face it, who doesn't - then this is the course for you. This course is highly practical and our students leave the college well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a  Read more

 

Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration, Level 2 Diploma

Bake yourself happy! The is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or a formal qualification. It involves working as part of a team in the college commercial bakery producing bread, pastries, cakes and celebration cakes for  Read more

 

Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration, Level 3 Diploma

Bake yourself happy! This is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or to start their own business. Students will work as an individual on practising advanced skills and being original and innovative in design of their own pr  Read more

 

Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery), Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who want to work as a chef in the pastry section of a professional kitchen. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diplo  Read more

 

Professional Food and Beverage Services, VRQ Level 1 Award

This course is aimed at those interested in working in front of house in a restaurant. You'll gain the skills you need to deliver a high level of service. You'll learn essential skills in food service, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, food safety, bar service   Read more

 

Culinary Skills Introduction VRQ Level 1 Certificate

The Level 1 Culinary Skills qualification will suit you if you are new to the industry and want to gain a good basic understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.This Culinary Skills qualification will enable you to develop skills which can lead to  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, VRQ Level 2 Diploma

You will gain a high standard of cookery and patisserie skills on this professional chef's course. You will leave the College well prepared to start a career in one of the world's fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. This course is Pass, Merit and Dist  Read more

 

Professional Cookery Level 2 NVQ Diploma (Apprenticeship Route)

Our courses are highly practical and our students leave the college well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. This course is unit based and will be assessed both at work and in College. You will gain pro  Read more

 

Culinary Skills, City and Guilds VRQ Level 2

The Culinary Skills qualifications will develop you to become a chef or progress to a more senior chef's role. You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills and patisserie skills. You will also learn other workplace essentials like in food safety and working with others. The Culinary Skil  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, Level 2 Technical Certificate

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery is for you if you are 16 or over and would like to work in the hospitality and catering sector as a chef. This qualification provides you with a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in Professional C  Read more

 

Barista Skills, Level 2 Award

The Level 2 award in Barista Skills will suit you if you want to gain a qualification in this area. You may be working in a hospitality environment already, such as a café, hotel or restaurant, or looking for your first job as a barista. This qualification provides learners with speciali  Read more

 

Food and Beverage Services Supervision, Level 3 Diploma

This qualification is aimed at 16 year olds and over who wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a Food & Beverage Supervisor.The course will provide you with a good understanding of a food and beverage supervisor's role. It provides the depth of knowledge and understanding r  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, Advanced Level 3 Diploma VRQ

The City of Liverpool College courses are focused on advanced practical and professional skills to ensure you leave the college prepared as a professional chef in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Students gain practical skills and valuable experience working in our superb tra  Read more

 

Professional Chefs, Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who are working towards becoming a chef in a professional kitchen. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Pr  Read more

 

The City of Liverpool College is a leading Liverpool provider for vocational catering courses, with our teaching and training held as among the most established in the city.

All our courses are delivered in a professional environment based in and around our fully resourced Duke Street campus, with kitchens, bakeries and student-led cafés.

Our Catering Department has an excellent reputation with employers around the city due to our focused teachers, dedicated learners and ambitious apprentices.

  • Our committed Catering team ensures students get real experience out in the workplace, as caterers or waiting staff.
  • Our learners have catered for commercial services, award ceremonies and a variety of corporate events from local festivals to national conferences, giving them diverse and exciting opportunities.

Aside from this, many gain experience working in our own restaurant and food outlets such as the city centre based Academy Restaurant and Bread & More, located in the iconic St Georges Hall. These opportunities ensure our students gain the practical hands-on skills that boosts CVs and gives students a chance to interact with people already in the industry.

Catering is a dynamic sector that enables you to be social, independent and creative. It’s estimated the Catering & Hospitality sector employs almost 2.4 million people across the UK, so whatever path you decide to follow, we can ensure you’re given the best start in the industry.

At the College, we understand the barriers students face when looking for employment after their studies. That's why we work hard to get our students the most experienced, hands on work experience. If you would like to find out more about the experiences our students gain while with us, check out the following interview with our students who worked at the prestigious lake district restaurant, Inn on the Lake here: Read Inn on the Lake interviewing The City of Liverpool College catering students.

Experiences like no other

As part of our study programme, students gain their experience through unique opportunities secured by the college. In 2015, hospitality, catering, bakery and events management students lead and delivered a full pop-up restaurant at the stunning Cunard Building, during the historical Three Queens event. The College worked closely with Cunard, Liverpool City Council and stakeholders across the city, giving our students unique opportunities to enhance their employability and experience. Our Catering and Hospitality Academy also stole the show this year at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival with another outstanding, fine-dining pop-up restaurant collaboration with The Art School. Working closely with award winning chef Paul Askew, the College wowed visitors to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival with a unique fine dining experience in a pop-up version of the Art School Restaurant. For the full story read the Echo story here.

Our Academy Restaurant has been awarded two consecutive years with a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

 

"These students are hugely talented and skilled and they need experiences like this to hone their expertise in a range of professional kitchen settings so they can adapt to the challenges that lie ahead and excel in their careers"

College Patron and award winning Chef Paul Askew on the unique opportunities The City of Liverpool College provides its students - Paul heads up Liverpool’s The Art School restaurant, and is the former chef and director of the London Carriage Works.

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Pastry ABC Level 2

If you love the BBC series 'Great British Bake Off', and let's face it, who doesn't - then this is the course for you. This course is highly practical and our students leave the college well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a  Read more

 

Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration, Level 2 Diploma

Bake yourself happy! The is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or a formal qualification. It involves working as part of a team in the college commercial bakery producing bread, pastries, cakes and celebration cakes for  Read more

 

Professional Bakery and Cake Decoration, Level 3 Diploma

Bake yourself happy! This is a very comprehensive course for people who may want a career in the baking or celebration cake industry or to start their own business. Students will work as an individual on practising advanced skills and being original and innovative in design of their own pr  Read more

 

Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionery), Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who want to work as a chef in the pastry section of a professional kitchen. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diplo  Read more

 

Professional Food and Beverage Services, VRQ Level 1 Award

This course is aimed at those interested in working in front of house in a restaurant. You'll gain the skills you need to deliver a high level of service. You'll learn essential skills in food service, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, food safety, bar service   Read more

 

Culinary Skills Introduction VRQ Level 1 Certificate

The Level 1 Culinary Skills qualification will suit you if you are new to the industry and want to gain a good basic understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.This Culinary Skills qualification will enable you to develop skills which can lead to  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, VRQ Level 2 Diploma

You will gain a high standard of cookery and patisserie skills on this professional chef's course. You will leave the College well prepared to start a career in one of the world's fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. This course is Pass, Merit and Dist  Read more

 

Professional Cookery Level 2 NVQ Diploma (Apprenticeship Route)

Our courses are highly practical and our students leave the college well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. This course is unit based and will be assessed both at work and in College. You will gain pro  Read more

 

Culinary Skills, City and Guilds VRQ Level 2

The Culinary Skills qualifications will develop you to become a chef or progress to a more senior chef's role. You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills and patisserie skills. You will also learn other workplace essentials like in food safety and working with others. The Culinary Skil  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, Level 2 Technical Certificate

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery is for you if you are 16 or over and would like to work in the hospitality and catering sector as a chef. This qualification provides you with a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in Professional C  Read more

 

Barista Skills, Level 2 Award

The Level 2 award in Barista Skills will suit you if you want to gain a qualification in this area. You may be working in a hospitality environment already, such as a café, hotel or restaurant, or looking for your first job as a barista. This qualification provides learners with speciali  Read more

 

Food and Beverage Services Supervision, Level 3 Diploma

This qualification is aimed at 16 year olds and over who wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a Food & Beverage Supervisor.The course will provide you with a good understanding of a food and beverage supervisor's role. It provides the depth of knowledge and understanding r  Read more

 

Professional Cookery, Advanced Level 3 Diploma VRQ

The City of Liverpool College courses are focused on advanced practical and professional skills to ensure you leave the college prepared as a professional chef in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Students gain practical skills and valuable experience working in our superb tra  Read more

 

Professional Chefs, Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

This qualification is designed for students aged 16 and over who are working towards becoming a chef in a professional kitchen. You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant level 3 qualification in cookery, such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Pr  Read more

 

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