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Looking to start a career within the Hospitality and Catering industry? Our portfolio of qualifications have been tailored and designed with industry experts to help any learner develop their skills and knowledge to be successful in their careers. From cookery to food safety, catering principles to food and beverage services.

From Hotel and Catering Principles to Advanced Professional Cookery, we have a range of qualifications to suit everyone who is looking to pursue a new career or those wishing to develop the skills they have already acquired in the sector.

As one of the UK’s biggest money earning industry sectors, there are plenty of career opportunities available for anyone who completes any of our Hospitality and Catering qualifications with Catering Manager, Restaurant Manager, Chef, Baker and Consumer Scientist.

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The full list of Hospitality & Catering Qualifications are as follows:

To see information sheets and find out more, click on the name of the qualification you are interested in:

TQUK Level 1 Award in Fusion Home Cookery Skills (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their cookery and kitchen skills as part of preparation and progression to a career in the hospitality and catering sector or to gain lifelong kitchen skills and cookery skills. This qualification aims to give learners the skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home, to apply skills to new recipes to continue cooking for themselves and their families and to inspire others. Learners will develop their cooking skills by exploring recipes for nutritious meals. Each recipe will be underpinned with knowledge about planning and sourcing food, hygiene and food safety. Learners will develop the skills and knowledge required to cook different elements of a meal and to serve them at the same time.

Qualification Number: 601/8139/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 12
TQUK Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in the Hospitality Industry icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry in preparation for employment and /or further training and qualifications.

Qualification Number: 601/7008/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 69
TQUK Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery    icon

The purpose of the qualification is to give learners an opportunity to develop skills in and knowledge of professional cookery as preparation for employment and further training in the sector. Learners have the opportunity to use a wide range of ingredients to prepare a range of dishes however the qualification does not confer workplace competence.

Qualification Number: 601/7011/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 450
TQUK Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who work on a premises that serve alcohol and need to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 by holding a personal licence.

Qualification Number: 601/6508/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 8
TQUK Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (RQF) icon

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to learn more about becoming a barista and the skills involved in order to be successful within the hospitality and catering sector. Learners will achieve and gain knowledge from learning outcomes which include understanding the range of drinks offered by baristas, how to set up and operate a barista work station, understanding how to prepare and serve drinks and being able to clean and check equipment and work area. 

Qualification Number: 603/1277/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 20
TQUK Level 2 Award in Licensed Retailing (QCF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the knowledge and understanding which the learner needs to work in the licensed retail sector. This includes Licensed Hospitality Operations and the Legal and Social Responsibilities of a Personal License Holder. It is suitable for learners who are working or preparing to work in the sector.

Qualification Number: 601/7015/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 38
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Beverage Service) (QCF) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles suite of qualifications was originally developed in collaboration with People 1st to develop the knowledge required to work in the hospitality industry. The qualifications are therefore suitable for learners in employment or seeking employment in the industry. Several pathways are available so that the qualification meets the requirements for a wide range of job roles.

Qualification Number: 601/6381/1 Min Guided Learning Hours: 91
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage Service) (QCF) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles suite of qualifications was originally developed in collaboration with People 1st to develop the knowledge required to work in the hospitality industry. The qualifications are therefore suitable for learners in employment or seeking employment in the industry. Several pathways are available so that the qualification meets the requirements for a wide range of job roles.

Qualification Number: 601/6382/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 110
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Service) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles suite of qualifications was originally developed in collaboration with People 1st to develop the knowledge required to work in the hospitality industry. The qualifications are therefore suitable for learners in employment or seeking employment in the industry. Several pathways are available so that the qualification meets the requirements for a wide range of job roles.

Qualification Number: 601/6384/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 100
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Hospitality Services) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles suite of qualifications was originally developed in collaboration with People 1st to develop the knowledge required to work in the hospitality industry. The qualifications are therefore suitable for learners in employment or seeking employment in the industry. Several pathways are available so that the qualification meets the requirements for a wide range of job roles.

Qualification Number: 601/6386/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 105
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) (RQF)  icon

The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners' knowledge and understanding of the principles which underpin professional cookery. These include safe working environments, food safety, teamwork and handling and cleaning knives.

Qualification Number: 601/7010/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 148
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Professional Indian Cuisine (RQF) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Professional Indian Cusine qualifications are designed for both amateur cooks and professionals with no experience of Indian cuisine, to develop the knowledge and skills, to cook Indian food to a professional standard. Topics covered will include spice blending and cooking methods including using the Tandoori oven and open flame grill. Preparation, cooking and finishing of vegetables, meat, fish, pulse, sauce, and poultry will also be covered in the context of fresh Indian food. The purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a fusion curry chef in a professional restaurant, cafe, pub, corporate canteen or school kitchen, or to apply the culinary skills as an amateur cook.

Qualification Number: 601/7771/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 259
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the skills of learners who are working towards employment in a role which includes cooking in a professional kitchen. The units develop skills required in professional cookery including food safety, working effectively in a team, handling knives and preparing and cooking a range of foods such as poultry, breads, soups and hot sauces.

Qualification Number: 601/7012/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 453
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Professional Indian Cuisine (RQF) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Professional Indian Cusine qualifications are designed for both amateur cooks and professionals with no experience of Indian cuisine, to develop the knowledge and skills, to cook Indian food to a professional standard. Topics covered will include spice blending and cooking methods including using the Tandoori oven and open flame grill. Preparation, cooking and finishing of vegetables, meat, fish, pulse, sauce, and poultry will also be covered in the context of fresh Indian food. The purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a fusion curry chef in a professional restaurant, cafe, pub, corporate canteen or school kitchen, or to apply the culinary skills as an amateur cook.

Qualification Number: 601/7796/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 473
TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beverage Service icon

The purpose of this suite of TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diplomas is to develop and confirm learners’ skills and competences in a variety of job roles within the hospitality sector. There is a choice of qualifications designed to meet the needs of different parts of the sector. Learners may use the qualifications to confirm their competence in a job role, progress to further training including apprenticeships or to further vocational qualifications.

Qualification Number: 601/6391/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 266
TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service icon

The purpose of this suite of TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diplomas is to develop and confirm learners’ skills and competences in a variety of job roles within the hospitality sector. There is a choice of qualifications designed to meet the needs of different parts of the sector. Learners may use the qualifications to confirm their competence in a job role, progress to further training including apprenticeships or to further vocational qualifications.

Qualification Number: 601/6392/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 279
TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Service icon

The purpose of this suite of TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diplomas is to develop and confirm learners’ skills and competences in a variety of job roles within the hospitality sector. There is a choice of qualifications designed to meet the needs of different parts of the sector. Learners may use the qualifications to confirm their competence in a job role, progress to further training including apprenticeships or to further vocational qualifications.

Qualification Number: 601/6394/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 294
TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services icon

The purpose of this suite of TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diplomas is to develop and confirm learners’ skills and competences in a variety of job roles within the hospitality sector. There is a choice of qualifications designed to meet the needs of different parts of the sector. Learners may use the qualifications to confirm their competence in a job role, progress to further training including apprenticeships or to further vocational qualifications.

Qualification Number: 601/6387/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 266
TQUK Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the skills and competence of learners who are employed in a role which includes cooking in a professional kitchen. The mandatory and optional units develop skills and competence required in professional cookery including food safety, working effectively in a team, handling knives and preparing and cooking a range of foods such as poultry, breads, soups and hot sauces.

Qualification Number: 601/7014/1 Min Guided Learning Hours: 465
TQUK Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles  icon

This qualification is suitable for learners in employment or seeking employment in the industry in a role which involves supervisory duties. It gives an introduction to the principles of supervisory skills in the hospitality sector.

Qualification Number: 601/6389/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 78
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (QCF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the skills of learners who are working towards employment in a role which includes cooking in a professional kitchen. The units develop skills required in professional cookery including supervisory skills, practical gastronomy, preparing and cooking a range of foods including meat, vegetables, desserts and dough products It does not confirm workplace competence.

Qualification Number: 601/7013/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 785
TQUK Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership icon

This qualification develops the skills and competences required to work at a supervisory level in the hospitality industry including areas such as supervising the work of others, developing working relationships, control of resources, maintaining security and maintaining health, hygiene and safety. The purpose is to confirm competence to support learners who are already in or are working towards a supervisory role in the hospitality sector.

Qualification Number: 601/7044/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 206
TQUK Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the skills and competence of learners who are employed in a supervisory role which includes cooking in a professional kitchen. The mandatory and optional units develop skills required in professional cookery including developing working relationships, cooking a range of complex dishes, producing healthier dishes and developing menus.

Qualification Number: 601/7018/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 360
TQUK Level 4 Diploma in Professional Wedding Planning Management (UK and China) (RQF) icon

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to learn more about professional wedding planning management within the hospitality and catering sector. Learners will achieve and gain knowledge from eight mandatory units which include an introduction to professional wedding management, UK wedding traditions and customs, Chinese wedding traditions and customs and master of ceremony skills. 

Qualification Number: 603/1287/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 146