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Waikato Trades Academy - Café Skills Level 2

About the programme

In this programme you will gain highly transferable skills that will allow you to progress in your chosen career. The project-based Café Skills programme is hands on, allowing you the opportunity to work in commercial kitchens and restaurant services.  Students will have the opportunity to gain NCEA Level 2 qualification and café skills required by industry.

The tutors will lead you though preparing and cooking basic pasta dishes, preparing and cooking basic pastry dishes, practising food safety methods and preparing and baking basic breads. In the Food and Beverage section, you will provide table service, prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks, prepare and clear areas for table service, and espresso coffee equipment and preparation.

Vocational pathway: Service industries

NCEA level: Level 2

Number of credits: 31

Duration of programme:  February to November with option to re-enrol for second year in August

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30-3pm) during the school term

Location: Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Rd, Hamilton

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable)

Further details:

Contacts: You must enrol through your school.  See your Careers Advisor

Year two entry criteria: To move on to year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one, and 100% of the available credits in both of your chosen year two modules. Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Please note this programme is pending external approval.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredit
13316Prepare and cook basic pasta dishes
13322Prepare and cook basic pastry dishes534
00167Practice food safety methods824
23083Prepare and bake basic breads224
14436Provide table service724
14425Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks725
14434Prepare and clear areas for table service723
17285Espresso coffee equipment and preparation924
 Total Year 1 NZQA Credits  31

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