Catering students working in kitchen/smiling at the camera

Catering & Hospitality

If you have a passion for cookery or fancy getting into hospitality and events management we have the courses for you.

Choose your Course

The College offers a range of City & Guilds qualifications from level 1 to level 3. Courses cover professional cookery, hospitality and leadership & supervision.

Also on offer are part time afternoon/evening courses in Professional Cookery or Food Service for those either considering a career or looking to expand their career options if already in the industry. We also offer City & Guilds Food Safety qualifications.

NEW - Hospitality & Events Management (Level 3)

This new and exciting study programme offers students the opportunity to work towards a rewarding career in the hospitality, event planning and guest welcome sectors.

You will develop the key skills, knowledge and experience required by employers to help to enter the local, regional, national or international employment market in this ever-expanding industry.

State-of-the-art Catering Facilities & Scene1

The College provides students with a great place to learn with two state-of-the-art commercial kitchens. All the equipment is of the highest quality and that which you would expect to work with in industry once qualify. All the food is high quality local fresh produce.

Students also gain real work experience through the College’s own restaurant, Scene1, and catering for a number of internal and external events.

Scene1 Resturant, East Durham College, Peterlee, interior Scene1 is a fantastic bistro style eatery and reflects the quality and high level of standards demanded of by our master-chefs in the making. A coffee shop style service and takeaway has also been introduced to reflect today’s style of hospitality service and further broaden student experiences.

Students also get to organise and run theme nights in Scene1, such as French Nights and Valentine's Day special events. These continue to be a success both for the students involved and the diners lucky enough to have been able to reserve a table.

For more details, please check out the Scene1 Restaurant page of our website. And please join us on Facebook:

Students have the valuable opportunity to access external and internal work placements to help broaden horizons and experience.

Take a Look Inside our Restaurant and Kitchens

Take a look at the college's great facilities using our 360 degree tour!

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our catering and hospitality courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available short and part time course(s) are listed below:

For course start dates (where relevant), please check within the individual course page itself.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the academic year 2022/2023. Please note some courses are now full for September 2021 starts.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in catering and hospitality, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website