Higher Level Apprenticeship in Culinary Arts Management

This course offers exciting, modern and engaging content, embracing all three industries. It provides students with the opportunity to appreciate the symbiotic relationship that binds Hospitality, Catering & Tourism, while simultaneously acquiring a balanced mix of academic and practical skills.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10743
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Hospitality & Catering
Course Structure

The 2.5 year course provides a strong vocational content delivered through Hospitality & Culinary Arts specific modules.  You will be presented with opportunities to acquire and enhance academic, technical (industry specific) and transferable skills (communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking) which will help you to apply to relevant jobs within the Hospitality & Culinary Arts industry.

Modules Include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism
  • Patisserie
  • Events Management
  • Modern & Classical Gastronomy
  • Introduction to WBL
  • Management in Action
  • Managing Finance Performance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Food Tourism, Festivals and Events
  • WBL in Practice
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship 

 1 day per week 8 hours in total

GCSE and University General Entrance requirement statement

  • Three GCSE to include GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade c or above OR Pass in Essential Skills

UCAS

A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:

  • Two A Levels at A2 OR
  • Level 3 National Diploma  

ACCESS DIPLOMA

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+  

 International requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0; (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Grade C, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the admissions process 

APEL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Previous SERC graduates have progressed to university or employment in the relevant field. Notably, this course offers specific Ulster University enhanced progression (via a Bridging provision and subject to Ulster University minimum marks entry criteria) to the BSc Hons Culinary Arts It is also possible to progress from this course to other Ulster University BSc Hons courses within Ulster Business School (for example BSc Hons Marketing).

The course provides a strong vocational content delivered through Culinary Arts specific modules. You will be presented with opportunities to acquire and enhance academic, technical (industry specific) and transferable skills (communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking.) which will help you to apply to relevant jobs within the Culinary Arts industry.

It is recommended to budget approximately £150-£200 per academic year to allow for routine field trips, uniforms, learning materials and additional part-time qualifications which may be relevant.  Any optional additional study trips that involve overnight stays would be an additional cost.  

This course is offered as a collaborative provision with Ulster University, Ulster University is the validating body, regulating the course.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

 This course is offered as a collaborative provision with Ulster University, Ulster University is the validating body, regulating the course.  

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme 
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