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Fd Culinary Arts and Management – Full Time – Level 5

Level 5
2 Years
Higher Education
The Open University
Middlehaven (Main Building)
UCAS Code: A146
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Course overview

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 two year vocational 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. Your practical sessions are supported by guest speakers and industrial visits to key local and national organisations to help you understand the infrastructure of the industry. You will develop the knowledge and understanding required to succeed academically at this level.

This practical and academic combination of study provides a platform to develop your future career and academic goals. You will gain a combination of management, educational, technical and practical skills to succeed academically at this level.

This course is a HTQ (Higher Technical Qualification) and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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Careers in Catering & Hospitality

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Explore Catering & Hospitality

Catering and Hospitality students will have the opportunity to work in our award winning training restaurant, The Waterside Brasserie. The restaurant is open to the public across the week and all the food is prepared and served by our students in one of our five fully equipped industrial kitchens.

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Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.