Our catering and hospitality courses are designed to help you make the most of food. You will be learning in our industry standard kitchens which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the sector.

Available Courses

Cookery & Baking Masterclasses

Get tips from our experts to take your home baking to the next level. With a variety of one day masterclasses or a six week journey in baking, you’ll learn how to bake an array of amazing treats. Why not book a course with a group of friends and finish with a meal in award winning restaurant Avenue 141?

  • Artisan bread

03.11.2018 | Sat | 10:00 – 15:00
23.02.2019 | Sat | 10:00 – 15:00
18.05.2019 | Sat | 10:00 – 15:00

Using traditional techniques and carefully selected ingredients for your course, will give you the true experience of Artisan baking, hand crafted quality bread. We place great importance on flavour using fresh or dry yeast. Ultimately, we want you to have fun and come away feeling confident with lots of tips and ideas to try out for yourself.

Fees: £65


  • Christmas Goodies

24.11.2018 | Sat | 10:00 – 15:00
08.12.2019 | Sat | 10:00 – 15:00

Covering a range of edible Christmas goodies you will be encouraged to home bake and package all of your Christmas presents, developing new cookery and creative skills – you will be given step-by-step instructions, demonstrations, recipes and baking methods in order to re-create Christmas treats at home.

Fees: £65


  • Cakes & Pastry Baking

31.10.2018 – 12.12.2018 | Wed | 10:00 – 15:00
27.02.2019 -10.04.2019 | Wed | 10:00 – 15:00
24.04.2019 – 05.05.2019 | Wed | 10:00 – 15:00

This course is designed to encourage home bakers to perfect their cooking skills covering a range of cakes and pastries. You will develop new skills and be given step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and written recipes and methods in order to re-create them at home.

Fees: £195


  • Macaron Masterclass

20.10.2018 | Sat | 09:30 – 12:30
23.02.2019 | Sat | 09:30 – 12:30
09.05.2019 | Thurs | 09:30 – 12:30
08.06.2019 | Sat | 09:30 – 12:30

This course will teach you how to make the perfect macarons every time, crunchy on the outside and soft inside, with delicious fillings and decorated to perfection. You will leave the course with a box full of macarons – if you can resist from eating them first!

Fees: £50


  • Cocktail Canapés

06.10.2018 | Sat | 09:30 – 12:30
02.03.2019 | Sat | 09:30 – 12:30

This three hour course will teach you how to make tasty canapés every time, with delicious fillings which are perfect for informal drinks parties or even corporate events.

Fees: £50

Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking - Diploma

  • Start date:
    19.09.2018 – 05.06.2019 | Wed | 09:00 – 15:00
  • Duration: One year
  • Requirements: Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery or experience working in the catering industry. Students will need good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Details: This NVQ programme is aimed at people already working in the industry and gives you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in order to further your career in the catering industry. Working in our new state-of-the-art training kitchens as well as our professional Avenue 141 production kitchen, this course will give you the skills and techniques to work in a range of establishments within the hospitality and catering industry.
  • Content: This course is portfolio based and you will have to complete mandatory units that will include:
    ■ Health and safety
    ■ Working as part of a team
    ■ Food safety
    ■ Maintaining and handling knives
    You will also learn professional cookery skills that will equip you for industry. Your portfolio will consist of an element of written knowledge and practical assessments at college.
  • Assessment: There is no formal exam for this qualification – a portfolio has to be completed in order to obtain this City and Guilds qualification. Every unit is tested with either short answer or multiple choice question papers. Practical units are observed and assessed in the kitchen.
  • Progression: Once you have completed the Level 2 qualification you will have the choice of progressing once interviewed on to a Level 3 qualification, apprenticeship or full-time employment.
  • Considerations: You will need to purchase a uniform to comply with health and safety in the kitchen. A list of the professional clothing and equipment you need
    will be supplied at your interview.
  • Fees: £1,286
  • Exam fee: £78
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 2 Food Safety - Award

  • Start date:
    23.11.2018 | Fri | 09:00 – 17:00
    18.01.2019 | Fri | 09:00 – 17:00
    26.04.2019 | Fri | 09:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: One day
  • Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course.
  • Details: A full day’s course covering all aspects of food safety.
  • Content: The course content will include all key information – laws that apply to food businesses and food handlers, the requirements of the current regulations, concepts of food hazards and how the risk of food poisoning can be contained plus, how food handlers can pose a risk to food safety, the importance of appropriate storage conditions for different types of food, the importance of cleaning in food premises, and high standards for structure and equipment to promote good hygiene in food premises.
  • Assessment: You will be given a course handbook and a varied delivery including presentations, case studies and professional discussions. You will be assessed by a short exam at the end of the day’s course.
  • Progression: This is a recognised qualification in the catering industry that is required for anyone working with food.
  • Fees: £81
  • Exam fee: £11
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

Applying for a course that has a concession?

Then the course could be free! Some courses are eligible for funding if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this.

* (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2014. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Concessions do not apply to higher education courses.

Full details regarding funding and eligibility will be provided upon application.

How do I find out what the fee for my course is?

The fee for your chosen course is listed in the individual course sections accessed on this page. It includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable).

Are there any other costs I may have to pay?

Some courses may require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, and specialist equipment or clothing. If your course has any additional costs, you will be notified before enrolment. You can also contact the College on call 01329 815 200 to find out more.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different?

If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call 01329 815 200 to find out more. Fareham College cannot sponsor Tier 4 student visas.

My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do?

You will need to complete an Employer Authorisation form, and return to the Enrolments team, and your employer will be invoiced accordingly.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £500 we offer a payment by instalment service to help spread the cost of your course. A £250 minimum deposit is required if you choose to pay by instalments. Please contact the College for more information.

Study in Avenue 141, our Award-winning Restaurant and Kitchen,

For further assistance or to speak to an adviser please call

01329 815 200

Please note, Part Time course fees are annualised and, unless otherwise stated, apply to each year of your course.

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