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City College Norwich - Open Day

February 25, 2023
10am - 1pm

City College Norwich

Hospitality Enterprise (A0145)

City College Norwich

Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

Basic/Key Skill
Entry Level
Preparation for Life and Work

Course Details

This course is a personalised programme with a focus on preparation for the future beyond college, specialising in hospitality and catering. It is specifically for individuals who have potentially spent a year or more in Inclusive Learning and are now ready to progress forward into the world of work.. The programme is based around practical skills, preparing individuals for employment in the hospitality vocational area. All course work will be integrated into college enterprises or supported work placement. Students will work towards independent travel training.

Students on this course take part in setting up:
a food service, with hot food prepared and delivered by students
a tea service, with cakes and drinks prepared and delivered by students and
coffee mornings.

These events enable students to develop the skills needed for sustainable employment and independent life. The students will take part in running stalls and trolley services around the College and at times off site.

A lot of the events are designed by the students giving them a sense of ownership over their curriculum. Alongside the practical timetable there are sessions for students to work on their existing English and Maths Functional Skills. The course runs over 3 days each week.


Assessment is through ongoing target setting and record of work. We also take photographic evidence of completion of activities and projects. Students complete an Employability Qualification, alongside English and maths qualifications.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and acceptance will be subject to an interview. The course is designed to assist students in the transition from college to employment in the hospitality vocational area.

Your next steps...

Following completion of the course options could include:

  • Mint Employment Agency, which offers support with job searching and coaching to allow students with a barrier to employment to progress into the world of work. Students should have completed a work placement prior to referral by course tutor.
  • Project Search, a CCN course based at NORSE or Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Work experience allows students to gain real work experience and skills with the support of their colleagues.
  • Other options are available and would be discussed at the parents' evening meeting whilst on the course.

Work placements are provided so that relevant experience can be gained to help with the transition into the world of work . These are generally offered in the catering sector and can be on site initially to allow students to gain confidence and experience, then they would progress onto other placements. Although if students show interest in other areas this can be discussed with the Job Coach/Work Placement officer. Students progress is monitored whilst on the placements and a reference is taken to support them in their application for their next step.

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