Catering and Hospitality, Agriculture, Horticulture

 

Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Culinary Arts & Hospitality offers full- and part-time courses, with additional apprenticeship and skill development courses accessible for students.

 

Are you interested in working on board cruise ships, super yachts, international hotels or Michelin star restaurants? Or you may just want to set up your own hospitality business. These are just some of the opportunities offered to you in the hospitality industry.

The hospitality and culinary arts industry is one of the largest industries in the UK, with a wealth of job opportunities available at home and abroad. Career paths include chefs, food and drink service, hotel management, events management, restaurant management, bakers and patisserie chefs, contract catering, product development and food manufacturing.

The College runs two busy training restaurants offering the highest level of service to the public: Themes at Newtown College and Blasus at Neath College. Between them, the restaurants provide table theatre, silver service and a roast of the day, carved at the table from our silver trolley. We also operate a busy coffee lounge and bakery shop. All our outlets serve a range of locally sourced produce including beef and lamb reared on the College farm and vegetables and herbs cultivated by the horticulture department.

 

The Blasus Bakery Academy has been providing bakery training for more than fifty years. With one of the most significant provisions of its kind and the only Bakery Academy in Wales, students can develop skills that enable them to work in the manufacturing and bakery sector.

The school has experienced staff who are qualified in all aspects of the hospitality, culinary arts, and bakery profession.

Students will gain strong links with employers which will allow them to undertake part-time employment alongside their studies.

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Above all, the hospitality industry is one of the largest trades in the UK, with a wealth of job opportunities.

These include food & drink service, hotel management, events management, restaurant management, bakers & patisserie chefs, contract catering, product development, and food manufacturing.

Agriculture & Horticulture

Fronlas Farm provides education in farming and agricultural methods for students new or experienced in the industry. Learning on the farm allows for the practical experience and academic knowledge of working in the agricultural industry to be gained by our students. On the farm, there are is a variety of different animals being raised by staff and students. More information about these animals, specifically the lambs can be found on the Fronlas blog.

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Agriculture

As well as offering a spectrum of City and Guilds Certificates of Competence, the Agriculture department at Fronlas Farm, Newtown is a custom-built centre of excellence for our students.

 

Employment opportunities are extensive in agriculture with full-time, part-time and apprenticeship courses available.

Lecturers have immense knowledge of the latest developments in production systems and IT technologies, including drone technology and GPS.

Based in Newtown College, The Agriculture department operates a 350-acre working upland sheep and beef farm alongside the learning campus.

Fronlas Farm allows students to gain up-to-date practical experience that reflects the agriculture industry of Mid Wales.

What is more, it provides purpose-built classrooms as well as workshops, cattle, and sheep housing and handling facilities.

The provision offers estate skills, conservation, and diversification opportunities, making the farm an essential practical resource for all land-based students.

Completion of an agriculture course offers a range of practical alternatives including farm manager, auctioneer, feed representative, advisory officer, farming specialist, land agent, farm inspector, and, agriculture department advisor.

Alternatively, many of our students progress to Higher Education either at the College or other institutions to study agriculture-related degrees.

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Horticulture

Horticulture is indeed a worldwide business that compromises a range of interests including large multinational companies, smaller entrepreneurial organisations, Local authorities, and National Trusts, making horticulturists high in demand.

Equally, in this dynamic sector, we offer a range of horticulture and gardening courses.

More specifically,  it involves the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants.

Also, there is a focus on the design, establishment, and maintenance of our parks, gardens, sports grounds, and managed landscapes.

Furthermore, students can develop their enterprise skills through many sales activities with our fantastic facilities of large greenhouses and a wide polytunnel that features an intriguing range of plants.

Courses
Agriculture – HND (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Agriculture Certificate L2 PT (Part-Time) - Further Education
Agriculture Certificate L3 (Part time) - Further Education
Artisan Bread (Part-Time) - Further Education
Basic Lambing Techniques (Part-Time) - Further Education
Biosecurity, Site Security & Egg Quality (Part-Time) - Further Education
C&G Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery (Patisserie and Confectionery) (Full-Time) - Further Education
C&G Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery & Food Service (VRQ) (Full-Time) - Further Education
C&G Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Bakery, Patisserie & Confectionary Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
C&G Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision (Front of House) (Full-Time) - Further Education
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting L2 Award - Further Education
Chocolate Truffles and Petit Fours (Part-Time) - Further Education
City & Guilds Safe Use of Vet Medicines Certificate (Part-Time) - Further Education
Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 (Part-Time: Evening) - Further Education
FDQ Level 1 Certificate in Cake Decoration – (Part-Time: Eve) - Further Education
FDQ Level 1 Certificate in Cake Decoration – (Part-Time: Evening) - Further Education
FDQ Level 1 Diploma in Food Industry Bakery Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
FDQ Level 2 in Cake Decoration – (Part-Time: Eve) - Further Education
FDQ Level 3 Certificate in Cake Decoration – (Part-Time: Eve) - Further Education
FDQ Level 3 Certificate in Professional Bakery (Part-Time) - Further Education
Hospitality Management & the Culinary Arts – BA (Hons) (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Hospitality Management & the Culinary Arts – BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Hospitality Management & the Culinary Arts – HNC (Part-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts – HND (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Introduction to Hedge Laying (Part-Time) - Further Education
Introduction to Hospitality Industry Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
Introduction to Shearing (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Agricultural Engineering (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture/Gardening Skills (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Customer Service (Highfield) (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 2 Food Hygiene/Safety (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Countryside Management (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture (Full-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture (Full-Time) - Further Education
NPTC City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in the safe use of Pesticides (Knapsack) PA1 and PA6 (Part-Time) - Further Education
NPTC City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in the safe use of Sheep Dips (Part-Time) - Further Education
NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality Skills (Full-Time) - Further Education
NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality Skills (Part-Time) - Further Education
NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality (Full-Time) - Further Education
PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides PA6 Knapsack Application (Part-Time) - Further Education
Pattiserie and Confectionary L3 C&G - Further Education
Perfect Pastries (Part-Time) - Further Education
Poultry Health & Welfare Management (Part-Time) - Further Education
Professional Bakery Level 2 (Part-Time) - Further Education
Professional Bakery Level 3 (Part-Time) - Further Education
Professional Cookery NVQ Level 3 (Part-Time) - Further Education
Sustainable Vegan Cookery (Part-Time) - Further Education
VRQ Level 1 Professional Cookery & Food Service (Full-Time) - Further Education