Hospitality & Catering

If you want a career as a restaurateur, chef or confectioner, our Hospitality and Catering courses can help you get there. With creative career opportunities globally, we train our students to the highest industry standards to provide guests with tantilising culinary experiences.

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Not for the fainthearted, the hospitality & catering market is constantly evolving to keep up with current trends. It’s hard work and requires its pound of flesh, but the rewards can be very tasty. Our teaching team has decades of experience and knowledge to share. Training is a mixture of theory and practical. You will focus on the importance of customer service, learn the health and safety protocols required by the industry whilst developing professional practical skills in our state-of-the-art training kitchens and bakery where you will prepare and create a wide range of food, from stock to sauces, traditional dishes to internationally inspired cuisine, cakes and pastries.

Landings 72 is our commercial campus restaurant, and this is where you can put your talents to the test, as you create mouth-watering meals and serve them to our paying guests. As a college we support sustainability and source much of our produce through local suppliers. 

Our professional links in the local area give you the chance to grow in confidence as you experience life in an external commercial environment, and you will be encouraged to hone your skills and talents and enter our culinary competitions. So, if you share our passion for good food and great service, we look forward to your application.

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Why work in the Hospitality & Catering Industry?

Employment in Accommodation, Travel and Food Services roles are up 2% since 2019

Wide range of jobs in the Hospitality & Catering Industry

A wide range of employers in the Hospitality & Catering Industry

Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors


Restaurant and Catering Establishment Managers and Proprietors


Publicans and Managers of Licensed Premises


Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors


Considering a career in Hospitality & Catering?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Progressing on to Hospitality and Catering Level 2

The course and the people are fantastic. It’s friendly, supportive and the tutors have all worked in the industry so they have a lot of knowledge and experience.


Studying Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Studying here has given me the confidence to go out into the world and get a job in the industry. The study environment is relaxed and lets you develop in your own way. The facilities are outstanding, there are multiple kitchens to train in which are all fully equipped and the tutors are always there to support you if you need them.


Studying Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

I chose this course because I have a passion for cooking and love how food brings everyone together. I have learnt to cook a variety of dishes and all the teachers and helpful and welcoming. After I finish college I hope to run my own café.