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Hospitality & Catering Vocational Courses

Learn the skills needed to work in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

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Industry leading courses

The Hospitality and Catering industry flourishes in the South West region, with a whole host of accommodation providers and eateries to choose from. If you have a passion for creating great food and delivering high-quality customer service, our hospitality and catering courses will feed that passion and provide you with the skills and experience to take you wherever you want to go!

You will train in our modern, stylish, commercial training kitchens and public restaurants, which will give you real-life experience of working in this exciting and fast-paced industry. And our experienced lecturers will share their wealth of knowledge to develop your skills and support you through your studies and work experience. 

Many students enter local and national competitions to expand their skills and experience, and we’re proud that several of our students have secured employment at top Michelin-starred restaurants.

So whether you see yourself as part of a busy catering team or aspire towards becoming a head chef, hotel manager or event manager, at home or abroad, we’ll help you go further.

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The course is extremely rewarding if you’re passionate about the subject, due to the content and opportunities on offer.


Professional Cookery, Level 3

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The average annual salary for a Head Chef



Adults eat out in Great Britain each year on 2.4 billion occasions!

2.4 billion

(Hospitality and Catering News)

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The average salary for an Event Manager



Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.