Catering & Hospitality

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Total Jobs In This Industry; 95,520 in Wales 1,824,461 in the UK


From maître d’ to events manager, you’ll find no end of opportunities in this exciting industry – it’s an engaging, sociable and rewarding working environment, and Coleg Gwent is the perfect place to start.

Did You Know… Food And Drink is The Largest Manufacturing Sector In The UK!


Whether you want to work in a local restaurant, develop menus for national chains or, prepare food while travelling the world on a luxury cruise liner -you’ll learn all the skills and high standards you need on the course.

What Next?

There are more than a quarter of a million people employed as chefs in the UK*, but other jobs in the catering and hospitality sector include bar and waiting staff, hotel management, and sommeliers.

Specialist courses

Our part time courses cover areas such as sugarcraft, professional cookery and cake decoration, as well as industry topics such as Health & Safety and Food Hygiene.

The Chef’s Forum Academy

Coleg Gwent is the first college to offer the Chef’s Forum Academy in Wales. Working with the Academy, our students have taken part in the events at City of Bristol College, Cardiff Marriott, Park House Restaurant and Bar Restaurant James Sommerin, working with local chefs.

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Catering & Hospitality courses.


What study routes can I take?

Download the our study routes sheet and find out potential study routes for Catering & Hospitality courses.


What are the career possibilities?

Download our career maps to see what career routes you can take for Catering & Hospitality courses.


I was always interested in cookery at school and have a natural talent for it. The practical side of the Level 3 course is quite technical and intense. It’s like two years rolled into one. I’ve always had good support at Coleg Gwent. My ambition is to work at a high end hotel and the tutors have helped me with this.

Luke Williams
Level 3 Advanced Cookery
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Questions & Answers

Can you specialise in bakery and patisserie?

No, usually we start with general catering.

Do you need uniform?


How many days a week is the course?

5 days a week.

Do you cover providing a service and catering for customers?

Yes ,we have full restaurant and kitchen open to public in normal times.

Will we experience competition work?

Yes, we are hoping to attend competitions at all levels if not due to situation we will do in house competitions.

If I did not get the grades, could I start at a lower level?

Yes ,we have something for everyone – contact our student recruitment team for further info via

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