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Norfolk Community College has recently teamed up with successful social enterprise The Feed, providing training to unemployed adults who are interested in working for the catering industry.

The academy’s catering course is split into two;

  1. Breakthrough;

A series of workshops aimed to inspire and motivate people into employment by using food as a catalyst for change.

Workshops include:
• Learn about food and nutrition
• Cook new dishes
Gain some basic cooking and knife skills
• Team building and personal development

Includes individual job and accommodation coaching.

Duration: Five workshops over three weeks.
Location: Norwich.

2. Flourish;

A four week course proving the fundamental skills to work in commercial catering in a range of food and hospitality settings.

Participants will:
• Attend cooking & food preparation skills workshop with a chef trainer
• Attend a Barista training course
• Gain a Food Safety Level 2 qualification
• Gain employability skills in CV writing, job searching & interview skills.
• Gain three weeks work experience in a hospitality setting.
• Attend regular personal development workshops

Includes regular coaching and support in areas such as housing, employment and money management.

Duration: Four weeks, five days per week
Location: Norwich

Course dates are as followed:

October Breakthrough/ Flourish

16th and 17th Oct

23rd and 24th Oct

30th, 31st Oct 1st Nov

Graduation on the 1st Nov

November Flourish

 12th – 15th Nov

19th -22nd Nov

26th – 29th Nov

3rd – 6th Dec

10th – 13th Dec

Graduation on 13th December

January Breakthrough / Flourish

15th and 16th Jan 2019

22nd and 23rd Jan

29th , 30th , 31st Jan

Flourish February 2019

18th – 21st Feb

25th – 28th Feb

4th March – 7th March

11th – 14th March

18th – 21st March 2019

Graduation 21st March 2019

Both short courses will provide trainees with an array of real-life work skills to prepare them for catering employment, as well as other job-related support such as CV writing, customer service and interview skills.

Training is free for all Norfolk Community College participants and is fully funded by The Big Lottery and The European Social Fund. All travel costs or external expenses can be provided.

If you require further information and dates, please read our what’s on page or contact our Dynamic Monitoring Officer, Tayler Haynes, on and she will be happy to answer your questions. It’s not too late to sign up!

Please note: participants must be over 25 and have been out of employment for at least 12 months.

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