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There has never been a better time to study hospitality and catering at Accrington and Rossendale college.

We recently opened our state-of-the-art Heartwood Centre which houses the fine dining Roots Restaurant, preparation and training kitchens, retail outlet, conference facilities and storage warehouse. This allows students to prepare for a career in hospitality and catering in one of the most advanced training facilities in the country.

Some of our hospitality and catering students are also lucky enough to travel abroad to work in different countries while they are training.

Today a student, tomorrow a… Baker, Pastry Chef, Hotelier, Chef, Restaurant Manager, Accommodation Officer, Bar Worker, Caterer, Cruise Line Manager, Customer Services Representative, Reception Desk Manager, Head Waitress or a Receptionist.


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Local college celebrates three years of restaurant success For three years, Roots Restaurant at Accrington and Rossendale College has been providing guests with fine dining food for a fraction of the price. Established in August 2015, the restaurant was opened as a means to give students ‘real life’ experience working in the hospitality and catering […]

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Safraz Khan Level 1 Catering What are your plans for after college? Get a job, front of house in a restaurant or bistro. What are your career aspirations? Maybe be a manager – front of house. Why did you choose to study at Accrington & Rossendale College? This was a follow on from Torr View. […]

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Course Title Qualification Level
Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma Level 3
Professional Cookery Level 1 Diploma Level 1
Roots Cooking Academy College Certificate Not applicable
Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma Level 2
Hospitality (Food and Beverage Service) Level 2 NVQ Diploma Level 2
Hospitality (Supervision and Leadership) Level 3 NVQ Diploma Level 3
Patisserie and Confectionary Level 2 Certificate Level 2
Patisserie and Confectionary Level 3 Certificate Level 3
Introduction to Catering Certificate Entry Level 3
Catering and Hospitality Skills for the Workplace Certificate Level 1

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