Hospitality & Catering Courses

Oaklands can prepare you for an exciting career in the Hospitality and Catering industry.


We serve up a wide range of tasty Hospitality & Catering courses with a variety of qualifications and training to help you succeed in your chosen pathway, from operative to management. You will achieve your qualification by developing and practicing skills, knowledge and understanding within the fully-functioning state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant on site. 

Our new Hospitality & Catering facilities opened in September 2013 and are now the only training kitchens of their type available in this part of Hertfordshire, capable of delivering courses up to the VRQ Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery as well as BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality.

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NVQ L1 Food Preparation and Cooking 17/18-FLTFCS1F/1

The course is a combination of skills sessions in our state of the art kitchen; class based theory lessons and work experience in our restaurant kitchen. The course has three mandatory units covering Food Safety, Health and Safety and Teamwork in Hospitality. You will also cover...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
VRQ L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery 17/18-DP2CKA1F/1

This course is designed as a natural progression from VRQ level 1. It enables you to gain a professional grounding in preparation, cooking, plating and serving skills.. You will cover a wider range of skills needed to become a professional chef which include how to prepare, cook...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above or completion of a related Level 1 qualification
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional... 17/18-DP3APC1F/1

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Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
VRQ L1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional... 17/18-VQ1CKA1F/1

This course is designed for those students who wish to gain a solid grounding in the practical cooking, preparation and serving skills required to become a chef or work in a self service restaurant. You will learn about ingredients and how to prepare, cook and present meat, fish,...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
The VTCT Entry Level Certificate in Vocational... 17/18-FLTCKA1F/1

This course is designed for students who would like to get on the first rung of a career in catering. You will learn about aspects of food and cooking, practically and in theory classes. It will highlight the importance of hygiene, health and safety and team work. It will provide...Read more

Fees POA
Level Entry Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications required