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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
  • 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.

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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

Chef – Professional Cookery Level 2

This hands-on programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you become a professional chef. It will open doors to various sectors of the food industry and provide you with many workplace essentials. Throughout this course you will gain high standard cookery skills in our state-of-the art facilities, alongside other fundamental knowledge in hygiene, health & safety, teamwork and customer care.

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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, 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!

Culinary Skills Introduction Level 1

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.

Food and Beverage Service Diploma Level 2

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.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Food Safety in Catering Award

This is a certified course that is essential if you are considering working within the Hospitality and Catering Industry. You will look at the safe and hygienic handling of food, gain a knowledge and understanding of food poisoning and food borne disease, preservation of food, cleaning and disinfection, personal hygiene, pest control and legal requirements and responsibilities.

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 Supervision and Leadership Level 3

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.