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Our Catering and Hospitality courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of catering and hospitality industry knowledge and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are outstanding, state-of-the art training facilities including two busy public restaurants, extensive kitchens, bars and reception areas. Further Education qualifications offered include hospitality, hospitality supervision and leadership, professional cookery and chefs.

If this isn’t for you why not consider undertaking an Apprenticeship, which allows students to earn while they learn as well as gaining first-hand experience in a hospitality or catering environment. A variety of short courses in Catering and Hospitality are also available.

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Full-time Courses

Hospitality (Restaurant, Reception and Customer Service) Level 2
Hospitality Management and Supervision Level 3
Professional Chef Level 1/2/3
Professional Cookery Level 1/2/3

Katie Ryder, Professional Chef Level 3

"I really enjoy all the practical work and making a variety of dishes. All the teachers are bubbly and enthusiastic about the course which makes it more enjoyable. I wish to work in pastry in the future."

Archie Ellis, Professional Cookery Level 3

"Taking part in and winning the 2019 Inter-college Patisserie Competition was a great experience. It really put my cookery and time management skills to the test when the pressure was on."

Charlotte Pryor, Professional Cookery Level 2

"I chose Colchester Institute because I was impressed with the kitchens, restaurants and overall facilities. I love the new skills I am learning and the friends I have made who have become almost like family to me."

Brandon-Paul Bowles, Professional Chefs Level 2

"I love cooking because there's so much you can do. We cover so many different things so there is always something new to experience and learn. The College is a very welcoming place that has allowed me to make new friends and enhance my skills."

Evening Courses

City & Guilds 7120-22 General Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma
Professional Cake Decorating