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A passion for food and service

If you have a passion for food and service and you're hard working and dedicated, then our state-of-the-art kitchens and restaurant are the perfect place to start your training. Hospitality & Catering is a major employer in our region and 98% of Harlow College students are employed within three months of completing their course. Be part of that success. Join us and get the skills and knowledge you'll need, supported by our highly experienced staff.

  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Thursday, 19 October 2017 Wednesday, 07 February 2018 Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

Under the Licensing Act 2003, anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol will have to hold a personal licence. This qualification is needed if you apply for your Personal Licence and will advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector in England and Wales.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018

Bread Making

Inspired by The Great British Bake Off? Want to learn some of these techniques to bake your own bread at home? Then this is the course for you! You'll learn to make fresh bread from scratch, including sour dough and various flavored breads. You will also learn a variety of fun bread making techniques, including moulding, proving and fillings. All the recipes you use on the course will be provided for your use at home.

Catering Skills Introductory Certificate (L1 Culinary Skills)

This is a practical programme, which helps you to develop skills in cooking. These skills will allow you to prepare a wide range of dishes. The Certificate gives you an excellent grounding in the hospitality and catering industry.

Catering – Food and Beverage Service Diploma

This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills for various styles of food service, including plate, silver service and buffet. In addition you will learn other workplace essentials like hygiene, health & safety, teamwork and customer care.

Catering – Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills to supervise the service of food and drinks. The course covers the development of working relationships, control of resources, management of receipts, storage of goods, the development of wine lists and the handling of payments.

Catering – Professional Cookery Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Chef – Junior Chefs' Academy

Chefs' Academy runs for 10 weeks. For nine weeks it is on a Wednesday evening. The last week is on a Saturday for a celebration lunch.

This is a unique course for students aged 14-16 designed to attract and develop young talent into the hospitality and catering industry. There are lots of reasons to come to the Junior chef's Academy:

  • You'll get a cookbook, training, skills and food – all included in the cost
  • You'll be able to take home the food you make
  • You get to make delicious desserts as well as savoury dishes
  • You'll make new friends
  • Invite friends and family to a final week graduation
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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018

Chocolate Work and Pralines

Learn how to make hand-made filled chocolates, truffles and dipping techniques. Understand the principles of tempering and working with chocolate to create some beautiful pieces to take home and enjoy with family and friends.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 02 December 2017

Christmas Baking

A great Christmas is made up of more than just one large meal. You want that festive feeling throughout the holiday season. Our one day Christmas baking course will teach you to make your Christmas extra special.

Includes:

  • Stilton & puff pastry straws
  • Savoury blinis canapes with sour cream, salmon, keta caviar.
  • Homemade Brioche with stilton & fruit
  • Parmesan and poppy seed lollypops
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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Cooking for University

Why spend money on a takeaway when you can learn to cook delicious food in your own kitchen? Come and join us for a day to develop your culinary skills and impress your friends by being able to produce homemade dishes at the drop of a hat. Don’t delay, sign up today!

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017

Delicious Desserts for Christmas – COURSE FULL

Learn how to make delicious desserts for the festive season. The course will cover a selection of hot and cold desserts including choux pastry, bavarois and chocolate based deserts. All of these desserts can be sampled and taken away, plus recipes for you to practise these amazing dishes at home.

Food Preparation and Service Level 2

This course is focused on developing a broad range of skills used in the hospitality industry. In our skills kitchens you will develop your practical skills using a variety of foods and equipment. Away from the kitchen you will also gain an excellent understanding of delivering outstanding service. You will benefit from our excellent links with highly reputable businesses and industry experts.

Hospitality & Catering Services Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn whilst you learn an apprenticeship is for you. An Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering Services will give you the skills and experience you'll need to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. You'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer and you'll learn all aspects of the industry, while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Hospitality and Events Management Level 3

This course is focused on developing a broad range of skills used in the hospitality and events industry. It will equip you with key front of house skills and organising techniques to enable you to co-ordinate functions, events and conferences. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the role required for management and supervision. It encompasses everything you need to know in order to deliver outstanding service, manage an event, and supervise a team.

Hospitality Management Apprenticeship

The Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management has been developed in consultation with leading industry employers to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. It  combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, coaching and self-managed study.

Hospitality Supervision Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision will give you the skills and experience you'll need to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills to supervise the service of food and drinks. The course covers the development of working relationships, control of resources, management of receipts, storage of goods, the development of wine lists and the handling of payments.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Pasta Making

Learn something new and develop your culinary skills at Harlow College with a fantastic One Day Pasta Making Workshop. You will be warmly welcomed and enjoy tea, coffee and homemade biscuits before your full-day workshop starts. Your teacher will introduce the menu to you and explain the techniques you will be using to create your pasta. Everything you will need will be laid out ready for you so you can get stuck in with this hands-on day in the kitchen. You will learn to make a variety of different pastas, including long, stuffed, coloured and shaped pastas, as well as sauces to complement them. Then comes the best bit – the tasting. You can enjoy tucking into your own freshly made pasta with a glass of wine and take away plenty more pasta to enjoy at home.

Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship

Retail team leaders are a critical support to managers, delivering exceptional customer service. The role is dynamic and on a day to day basis may involve co-ordinating a team to complete tasks, identifying and exploring opportunities that drive sales and ensuring team members maintain business standards. There are a variety of outlets and retailers across Stansted Airport and beyond and this provides an excellent starting point for individuals wanting to pursue a career into management within this sector.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018

Sausage Making

Learn how to make designer sausages with locally sourced meat, vegetables and spices, as well as piccalilli and mashed potatoes, use some of your sausages to make your lunch of sausage, creamy mash and onion jus.