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1 Hospitality Apprenticeships Strategies and Options Geoff Booth, Assistant Principal Hospitality & Catering Louise Jordan – Head of Hospitality Workforce Development Nicole Barber, Assistant Principal International Partnerships & Enterprise Di Gowland, Vice Principal

2 Westminster Kingsway College Leading Further and Higher Education College Central London location – Heart of the West End learners – over 2000 in Hospitality Wide range of Vocational Training Programmes Internationally recognised School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Service A focus on Entrepreneurship Dedicated International unit Extensive Apprenticeship training titles

3 Apprenticeships Outstanding Industry and Employer Links Hilton; Savoy; Hyatt; Guoman Thistle; RAC (and including small business entrepreneurs too) Rated Outstanding by Ofsted March 2011 for teaching, Success rate data; Enterprise and Employer collaboration and use of Live training environments – 3 Restaurants; Extensive range of menus, Industry trained staff; career progression year old apprenticeships 800 Adult Apprenticeships Apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3

4 The Apprenticeships Offer Nationally recognised NVQ based qualification delivered within an enhanced curriculum – wide range of additional learning and enrichment activities Comprehensive work based training with key employers Technical certificates and Functional Skills Exceptional pastoral On-course support as and when needed Online learning materials also available at all times through the Virtual learning Environment (VLE) – over 450 videos available via the college intranet

5 Westminster Kingsway College Facilities and Resources 14 live kitchen environment for practical skills development 38 full time Hospitality Tutors recruited from Industry 552 years of Industry Experience! Online Virtual Learning Resources – engaging and Interactive - including range of Video skills, tests and knowledge assignments Wide range of food and Beverage commodities used to develop real skills 102 years Hospitality training history at Vincent Square

6 Westminster Kingsway College Benefits of Apprenticeship Collaboration Course content tailored to Employer Partner requirements – up to date and contemporary Bespoke training content and curriculum – exactly what the employer needs Encourage peer support for each other within the programme – effective way of developing skills Online learning reinforces practical training – learn at your preferred pace of learning Proven to help Staff retention, punctuality reduces absenteeism; improves productivity Builds continuity and succession planning – develops stronger teams

7 Westminster Kingsway College Assessment and Support for Apprentices Tutorials set and monitor targets & progress made Progress between level 2 and level 3 possible Online content helps learners access materials at work or in own time Close collaboration between college and employer partner – at each Kitchen or Restaurant environment Presentations a key feature to develop enterprise skills alongside technical skills – Pitching for Business

8 Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery Or NVQ Level 2 Food and Beverage Service Or Hospitality Service (generic) Key Skills: Communication; ICT; Numeracy Technical Certificate: Knowledge testing 12 – 18 Months* *Depending upon experience

9 Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Professional Cookery 58 Credits required Food & Beverage 37 Credits required Hospitality Service 37 Credits required All pathways offer flexibility of choice E.G. 3 Core units & 11 Cookery units needed for Professional Cookery or 3 core units and 7 practical units for Food & Beverage

10 Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 Food Professional Cookery Or NVQ Level 3 Patisserie & Confectionary Or NVQ Level 3 Supervisory Leadership & Management Key Skills: from Communication; ICT; Numeracy Technical Certificate: knowledge testing 9 – 18 Months* *Depending upon experience

11 Apprenticeships Employed status Earning & learning 1 day per week/ month in college (depends on level) Additional learning support offered for individuals where needed. Regular reviews with employer re progress College and workplace assessments Enrichment activities: Trips, menu planning competition, visit to suppliers/ markets etc

12 Apprenticeships

13 The Goring

14 International Partnerships International Partnerships – our strategic rationale Why partner with Westminster Kingsway College? Vocational offer, models of delivery and examples of clients Off and on-shore case studies

15 Our Strategic Focus Students – raising skill levels to address national productivity, economic prosperity and competitiveness mobility for studies and employment Staff Professional development for our workforce (excellence in the classroom starts with our teachers) Internationalising the home curriculum Reputation and external forces Market position – known for global opportunities and excellence European 2020 strategy requirement for EQF and ECVET

16 Why WKC State funded college of further and higher education UK Border Agency - Highly Trusted Sponsor (visa licence) Dedicated, International Unit with an experienced workforce Experience of delivering off-shore/managing from a distance Excellent links with UK universities – providing progression routes Outstanding links with employers – providing links for work- placements Customised, flexible programmes and delivery models – to meet individual clients needs Curriculum specialists – qualified and experienced, excellent results Excellent track record of supporting our international partners to meet their objectives and targets. Quality Assurance embedded framework

17 Primary specialism: Hospitality (Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism) VET Teacher Training and Assessor Academy Creative Industries and Digital Media English Language (ESOL) Leadership and Management (including Business & Finance) Clients include: National and local governments Universities and colleges Individual students Employers

18 Bespoke Provision Customised Dual certification/credits (includes mapping the curriculum and exchanging curricula – (1+1 & 2+1 models) Reciprocal student mobility (can include Internships and progression routes to studies overseas) In-country master classes (reciprocal) On-line and distance learning programmes Reciprocal staff mobility (including secondments) Short study tours in London Competitions On-line staff and student relationships

19 How do we do it Case studies include: - VET Teacher Training – Korea, China, Hungary, Turkey Embedding English Language into VET classrooms Techniques for creating Student-Centred Learning environments Developing customised learning materials Developing Assessment techniques - HM Forces - Afghanistan (on-line distance learning) - Prime Minister's Initiative in South Korea (NVQs) - London Beijing World City Links project (Olympics) - Global Culinary Arts Competition (staff and students)


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