Cookery & Catering Courses

The world of food and drink is varied and vibrant! If you’re a “foodie”, a Cookery and Catering course could be the ideal next step for you. You can gain practical experience and learn about the world of hospitality. If your dream is to one day run your own kitchen or restaurant, you can make that dream come true. You’ll learn a lot about customer service as well. If you have a good knowledge of food and drink and want to develop your skills in this area, then look no further.

Cookery & Catering Courses

The world of food and drink is varied and vibrant! If you’re a “foodie”, a Cookery and Catering course could be the ideal next step for you. You can gain practical experience and learn about the world of hospitality. If your dream is to one day run your own kitchen or restaurant, you can make that dream come true. You’ll learn a lot about customer service as well. If you have a good knowledge of food and drink and want to develop your skills in this area, then look no further.

Get your future off to a great start!

Programme facts

This will depend on your chosen course or education. Entry requirements vary from a pass in English and Maths at GCSE level to the equivalent of A-levels.

For some courses you will need to document relevant experience or present a portfolio.

You need to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English. This may have to be documented in a IELTS test.

The vocational programme is open to students aged 16+.

To get started all you need to to is fill out our application form to register your interest.

Our admissions team will then be in touch to guide you through the next step in the application procedure!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Age

16+

Duration

Academic Year
2 Academic Years

Price from

£12,895

Programme Start

August/September

English level

Advanced

Accommodation

Host family or
Halls of Residence

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Great value

Affordable prices without compromising on quality, support or education!

Immersion

Fully immerse yourself in the local culture. Take part in family life and join activities.

Discovering

Get into the British way of life, learn about UK culture and perfect your language skills.

Hospitality

This is a highly practical course, perfect if you are interested in working in the hospitality and tourism industries. On this course, you will develop your skills in a variety of areas, and you may have the opportunity to plan an event and complete a work placement. You will learn about areas including customer service, marketing and finances, and there may be practical food preparation involved as well.

Professional Cookery

If you are a budding cook with an ambition to become a professional chef, this is the perfect course for you. You will have the chance to work in a restaurant and help to prepare and serve food, working alongside chefs and other industry staff. Studying this course, you will develop your skills to a high standard whilst also learning about cookery theory.

Professional Cookery: Patisserie & Confectionary

This course will help you to develop your skills and specialise in patisserie and confectionary, with the opportunity to work in a bakery environment as well as learning about theory. You will learn to prepare and cook various products, including bread and dough, cakes, pastries and many others. You will learn from industry experts while perfecting your practical skills!

Nutrition & Health

In addition to your studies, every school or college runs an enrichment programme with a wide range of extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to take up a range of new and exciting activities to participate in, with great facilities on offer and communal areas for socialising to develop personal skills, make new friends and gain valuable experience.

The possibilities for enrichment activities are almost endless – from sports clubs to students’ associations, these activities usually run on a daily basis and fit around your timetable, giving you the freedom to choose what activities you would like to join and when to attend.

 

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High School and Vocational Programmes

Included in the programme price

  • Skype interview
  • Guidance on application
  • Consultation
  • Virtual meeting
  • School and Host family/Residence selection
  • Placement information
  • Pre-departure information
  • Administration
  • Student handbook, online
  • Accommodation
  • School placement
  • Travel documents
  • Local Support
  • Regular contact from support team
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Full or half board as per programme description
  • Wifi access
  • Bedding

Not included

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flights
  • Local transportation
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • School materials, books, uniform
  • School fees if applying for a private school
  • Personal items and spending money
  • Dietary supplements
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The UK educational system

In the UK GCSE qualifications are completed at age 15 or 16, at the end of secondary school. Students then go on to study A-levels or vocational courses. Please see the table below for a full overview of the British educational system. Contact us if you need help understanding how the educational system in your country compares to education in the UK!

Educational levels
Primary Education
Year 0-6
Age 5-11
Secondary Education
Year 7-9
Age 12-13
Secondary GCSE level
Year 10-11
Age 14-15
Further Education
Year 12-13
Age 16-17
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Vocational Programmes in the United Kingdom

Programme prices 2020/21 and 2021/22
Vocational ProgrammesAcademic Year from*2 years from**
Art & Design£XXXX£XXXX
Business£XXXX£XXXX
Cookery & Catering£XXXX£XXXX
Engineering£XXXX£XXXX
Environment£XXXX£XXXX
Health & Beauty £XXXX£XXXX
IT & Gaming£XXXX£XXXX
Media£XXXX£XXXX
Music£XXXX£XXXX
Performing Arts£XXXX£XXXX
Sports£XXXX£XXXX
Travel & Tourism£XXXX£XXXX

*We offer a wide range of courses in each area, please contact us to get a quote for your programme!

**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included 

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High School in the United Kingdom

Programme Price Guide 2020/21 and 2021/22
High School Programmes1 termSemesterAcademic Year2 years**
High School Classic£6.495£7.895£14.495-
High School Academic£7.395£8.495£15.495-
High School Academic with A-level qualifications---£30.495
High School Select with host family (guide price)*£7.595£8.895£15.895£30.895
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*£5.495£6.895£13.495£26.495
High School Immersion, Taster Programmes2 weeks4 weeks8 weeks12 weeks
High School Classic£1.290£2.490£3.290£4.290
High School Select with host family (guide price)*--£4.295£5.495
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*--£3.995£4.995

*We work with a wide range of colleges, so prices vary for the individual college. Contact us for details

**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included 

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Explore our range of courses!

Subject AreaSubjectQualification
Art & DesignArtAcademic
Art & DesignArt & DesignVocational
Art & DesignProduction Arts Technical Subsidiary DiplomaVocational
Art & DesignPerforming ArtsVocational
Art & DesignTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Art & DesignPhotographyAcademic
Art & DesignPhotographyVocational
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicAcademic
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicVocational
Art & DesignDesign - 3DAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesEnvironmental SustainabilityVocational
Environment & HumanitiesAnimal CareVocational
Environment & HumanitiesAnimal ManagementVocational
Environment & HumanitiesConstruction and the Built Environment Vocational
BusinessBusiness Academic
BusinessBusiness Vocational
BusinessBusiness and AccountingVocational
Environment & HumanitiesEarly Years Education and Child CareVocational
EngineeringEngineeringVocational
EngineeringMotorcycle MaintenanceVocational
EngineeringMotorsport (Vehicle Technology) Vocational
Art & DesignUpholstery and FurnishingsVocational
Art & DesignFashion and TextilesVocational
FashionTextilesAcademic
Health & BeautyBarberingVocational
Health & BeautyBeauty TherapyVocational
Health & BeautyHairdressingVocational
Health & BeautyHair Colouring Services Level 2 Vocational
Health & BeautyMake-Up Artistry Level 2Vocational
Health & BeautyTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Cookery & CateringHospitality DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2Vocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery - Patisserie and ConfectionaryVocational
Cookery & CateringCookery Professional DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringNutrition & HealthVocational
IT & GamingGames Design Digital Games DevelopmentVocational
IT & GamingICT Vocational
IT & GamingICT Game Design & Creative Media (Film)Vocational
IT & GamingComputingVocational
IT & GamingCreative Media (Digital Game Design and Development)Vocational
IT & GamingICT First CertificateVocational
IT & GamingComputer ScienceAcademic
IT & GamingIT - Creative Technology Level 2Vocational
IT & GamingElectronicsAcademic
MediaMedia StudiesAcademic
MediaCreative Media Production Vocational
MediaCreative Media Production / Film and Television ProductionVocational
MusicMusic TechnologyAcademic
MusicMusic Technology (Production) Vocational
MusicMusic DiplomaVocational
MusicMusic Practitioner Diploma Level 2Vocational
Performing ArtsPerforming ArtsVocational
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts Extended DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsActing DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDance DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDrama and Theatre StudiesAcademic
Performing ArtsFilm StudiesAcademic
Maths & SciencesBiologyAcademic
Maths & SciencesChemistryAcademic
Maths & SciencesComputer ScienceAcademic
Maths & SciencesMathematicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesPhysicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesFurther MathsAcademic
Maths & SciencesEconomicsAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LanguageAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LiteratureAcademic
LanguagesEnglish Language & LiteratureAcademic
LanguagesGermanAcademic
LanguagesFrenchAcademic
LanguagesSpanishAcademic
HumanitiesClassical CivilisationAcademic
HumanitiesPhilosophyAcademic
HumanitiesPoliticsAcademic
HumanitiesPsychologyAcademic
HumanitiesSociologyAcademic
HumanitiesGeographyAcademic
HumanitiesHistory: Ancient Academic
HumanitiesHistory - ModernAcademic
HumanitiesHistory - MedievalAcademic
HumanitiesLawAcademic
HumanitiesPhilosophy & Religious StudiesAcademic
HumanitiesGovt & PoliticsAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesPsychology Extended CertificateVocational
HumanitiesEnvironmental ScienceAcademic
HumanitiesReligious StudiesAcademic
HumanitiesGeologyAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesHealth & Social Care Vocational
Travel & TourismTravel & TourismVocational
Travel & TourismAir Cabin CrewVocational
SportsSportVocational
SportsSport, Health and FitnessVocational
SportsSports Outdoor Adventurous Activites Extended DiplomaVocational
SportsSport and Exercise ScienceVocational
SportsFitness InstructingVocational
SportsPhysical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Level 2Vocational
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High School - FAQ

Yes – if you choose the High School Select programme, then you can choose not only the area that you will be in, but also the school or college you will study at! We want you to be able to study where and what you want – so you can tell us in your application if you have a preference. Take a look at our High School Select page to find out more about this.

Yes – if you choose the High School Academic programme you can choose your subjects!

Yes – but this might depend on your academic performance, and the subjects that you choose to study. At the end of your time in the UK, you should obtain a report card from your school or college, and this will demonstrate your experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in sitting exams, then you should tell us this when you apply, so that we can make sure your subjects will allow you to obtain a recognised qualification.

As soon as your placement is confirmed, we will notify you of the details of where you will be studying. The process of matching you with the perfect school or college (and host family, if you choose to stay with one) takes time and can be complex, and we want to make sure we find you the best match. We’ll aim to let you know your destination a few months before you depart.

It’s different for every student depending on your lifestyle, and it also depends on whether you stay with a host family or in student accommodation, and how you travel to school! The average monthly expenditure is usually between £100-£150 if you’re staying with a host family.

On our application form, there is a section asking you for some information about yourself – this includes whether you would be happy living with pets, whether you would prefer a non-smoking family, and if you have any other special requirements or allergies, among other questions. You should give us as much information as you can on here, and this will enable us to match you to the most suitable family!

This depends and can be different depending on the school and the host family! There will probably be other exchange students at your school. Host families can choose to host one or two students, so you might have another student within your host family.

If you have a problem with your host family, then you can talk to your Local Support Coordinator (take a look at our For Students section for more information on LSCs). They will help you to talk about the problem and find a solution. If the problem is serious and can’t be resolved, there can be the option of changing host family.

All of our students and their parents will have a contact person before, during and after their stay. During the programme, our students are supported by various levels of support – our Head Office team, their school and (depending on what type of programme you have chosen) a Local Support Coordinator. We also have an emergency number for emergencies out of office hours. StudyChoice will keep in touch with you while you’re here in the UK, and we can offer support, guidance and advice.

Yes – StudyChoice organises tours and trips every term that you will be able to take part in! Independent travel is also possible, but you will have to get permission from StudyChoice, as well as your natural parents (and host family, if you’re staying with one!).

Yes – there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in sports and activities while you are in the UK! You can join a club or play sports through your school or college, and if you’re staying with a host family, they will be able to help you get involved in activities in the local area.

Yes – you can ask for an extension of your programme.

If you aren’t sure if you will need a visa, take a look at the UK government website:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
This will tell you what kind of visa you need to apply for, what fees are involved, and what the requirements are. The earliest you can apply for a visa is three months before you start your course.

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