Hospitality and Catering

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We offer a whole host of hospitality and catering qualifications including professional cookery, food safety, butlering, bartending, barista skills and more, designed to suit different learning needs across every sector within the Hospitality & Catering industry.

Our portfolio of qualifications has been developed in conjunction with industry experts who have helped shape their continuing development, making them highly valued by employers throughout the UK.

Endorsements and Recognition for our qualifications in this sector 

> Support and recognition from employers including Unilever, Marriott, Nestlé, Russums, the Army, Michelin * restaurants, Kenco (Kraft), Barry Callebaut.

> Associations with Craft Guild of Chefs, Academy of Culinary Arts, World Association of Chefs (WACs), PACE, Academy of Food & Wine, Institute of Hospitality, British Culinary Federation

> The World Association of Chefs (WACs) is providing the opportunity for City & Guilds approved centres delivering the 7100 Professional Cookery qualification to become a WACs accredited centre, giving those centres worldwide recognition. Each of our qualifications benefits from the strong support offer we provide.

Toque d'Or Competition

Since it began Toque d’Or has gained recognition from the industry and education alike, evolving from a pioneering cookery contest into one of the UK’s most influential training and development initiatives.

Throughout the years, Toque d’Or has used real life challenges to showcase the breadth of career opportunities the hospitality industry has to offer and inspire the next generation of talent. It is this passion and commitment towards hospitality excellence that makes Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or so unique.

So much more than just a competition. Nestlé Professional® Toque d’Or® provides real life challenges that inform, test and push both students and apprentices in the most exciting ways. By linking education with industry, Toque d’Or presents a series of unique experiences which bridge the gap between the classroom and exciting reality of industry.

Competitions are an excellent way of preparing your students for End-point assessment as part of the apprenticeship programme or preparing students for controlled assessment as part of a technical qualification.

Find out more on the official website and related documents below.

 Toque d'Or competition for Apprentice (PDF, 341KB) | College (PDF, 349KB)

  • Available in UK
  • Available internationally
  • Technical Qualifications

Hospitality and Catering

29 qualifications

  • All
  • SASE frameworks
  • Apprenticeships standards
What are these?

What are these?

Apprenticeships in England are delivered under either apprenticeship standards or SASE frameworks. SASE frameworks are being phased out and replaced by the standards.

Hospitality and Catering

6 Apprenticeships

Hospitality and Catering

4 Apprenticeships

Funding information

We have provided guidance on funding to help with your programme planning:

Funding Guidance >


We run a wide range of events across our sectors, including qualification briefings, CPD events and centre management events. Take a look at our calendar for more information. 

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International Courses

See our new suite of internationally recognised qualifications for Hospitality and Catering >

Craft Guild of Chefs

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