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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

If you are creative, imaginative, like working as part of a team and enjoy a challenge – then the catering and hospitality industry could be for you.

Professional cookery offers a huge range of careers that could take you all over the world. If cooking isn’t for you, a career in hospitality might be. 

Our qualifications will give you the head start you need. You will study in our fantastic facilities, including a commercial restaurant, and benefit from tuition and guidance from some of Kent’s leading experts in this sector. 

Why people love Catering

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Catering and bar managers

Annual pay

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to contract by -16% over the period to 2027, losing -12,291 jobs. In the same period, 62% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 47,415 job openings.

Role description

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Courses at Folkestone College

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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ

01303 858216