Culinary Arts and Hospitality


Catering and hospitality is a massive industry with global opportunities. It is the third biggest market in the UK and growing. It employs 2.4 million people across hotels, campsites, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, contract catering, festivals and events. One in every thirteen jobs is in catering and hospitality.

For our courses startuing in September  apply online here  or download an application form ; complete it and either send it in by post or drop it in to any of our campuses.

Shortly after submitting your application you will receive a letter instructing you of the outcome of that application and what you should do next. We tend to communicate with you via email and mobile where possible so do make sure you check your email and update us if you change phone numbers.

For Hospitality House   Courses, there are currently the following interview dates:

  • Tuesday 26th  August, 3-7pm Wood Street
  • Thursday 28th  August, 2-7pm Hospitality House
  • Thursday 4th  September, 2-7pm Hospitality House
  • Saturday 6th  September, 10-2pm Wood Street
  • 9th  September - 4-8pm Hospitality House

We look forward to welcoming you!

Click here for further information about main enrolment


Nationwide, in 2011 there were around 5,200 vacancies for chefs, 3,600 for waiting staff and over 1,100 for restaurant, hotel and catering managers. In London alone, the sector employs 364,000 people and in any given month there are some 4,000 vacancies waiting to be filled. London also has more restaurants than any other region and the South East has the most contract food service businesses in the country.

The demand here in the UK is high but even more so in the Middle East, which will be hosting a number of major events but does not have enough local people with the right skills. Being part of the events team for the Dubai-7 Rugby tournament or the Football World Cup in Qatar could bring huge personal, professional and cash rewards.

The opportunities are there for combining your work with travel, music or sport. It is also one of the industries more likely to see young entrepreneurs. In 2010, over 1,400 new businesses in the catering and hospitality sector were set up by people aged 16-25 years old.