• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


If you are passionate about food and you are keen to enter this fast paced and exciting sector, then this course is for you. You will develop your practical and theoretical knowledge and prepare yourself to succeed in this dynamic environment. This course combines real world learning in the workplace with theoretical study.

Throughout the course you will have access to industry-standard, commercial kitchens, where you will work You also investigate and work with local businesses to expand and apply your knowledge of the sector and to showcase your skills to potential employers.

This practical and academic combination of study provides a platform to develop your future career and academic goals.

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Year 1 core modules include:

• Managing & Developing people in the Hospitality Profession

• Marketing & Communications

• Financial & Revenue Management Awareness

• Food Beverage Management

• Kitchen Management & Production

• The Work Environment & Reflective Practice


Year 2 core modules include:

• Business Development &Entrepreneurship

• International Culture & Communications

• Advanced Patisserie & Confectionery

• Molecular Gastronomy

• Industry Related Project

September- July. Learning is face to face. For information on the OU regulations, fee information,, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please see our Essential Information

Entry requirements

• You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification in culinary arts (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A Level or relevant T Level qualification).
• You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.
• Non-standard entrants will be considered on the provision of evidence of relevant work experience.
• Work experience needs to be within the catering division and to a Level 3 standard of culinary arts relevant to support their foundation degree. This decision will be determined by interview.

You will be assessed through coursework designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme.

To support you, a variety of assessment methods are used to enhance the experience as well as to help you develop key transferable skills.

If you are a part time student, you are supported to complete work based projects in your workplace.

Successful students may choose to progress to the BA (Hons) Culinary Arts or the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, a one year top-up programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full honours degree award.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £6,900 per year.

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