Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

Staff & student links are now under My Kendal in the main menu!

Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
2:00pm - 9:30pm
34 Weeks
Milnthorpe Road Campus

Hospitality & Catering

"Kendal College, home to one of the most influential cooking courses in the country." - Jay Rayner

View course department

Course Overview

To achieve this qualification you will study a range of units.

Below is an example;

- Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
- Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment.
- Develop productive working relationships with colleagues.
- Prepare complex fish dishes using water baths, conventional cooking styles and butter bathing for example.
- Prepare complex meat dishes, using various cuts and presenting them in both classical and modern styles.
- Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones.
- Contribute to the development of recipes and menus.
- Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink.

Your learning will be through a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and individual work. For examples of units you will cover see the 'overview' section.

Continuous assessment of practical work. There are no formal exams.
A portfolio of evidence will be created and maintained. Your tutor will put together an assessment plan with you and agree when, where and how you will be assessed and what sorts of evidence you can collect for your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal if you've worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. You may want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.

This nationally recognised qualification is gained in the workplace so you also need to be currently working in the industry.

All students interested in this course should contact Andrew Salt prior to enrolment:


After Your Course

When you have successfully completed this course, you could develop your culinary skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role. The HND or HNC in Hospitality might also be of interest.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.