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Vocational Pathway - Services Industries Sector - Café Skills (NCEA 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 through preparing and cooking basic pasta dishes, preparing and cooking basic pastry dishes, practising food safety methods and preparing and baking basic loaves of bread. 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

Programme code: YP1507

NCEA level: Level 2

Number of credits: 30

Duration of programme: 32 weeks, February to November

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.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditWintec code
14721Prepare and apply icings and glazes to bakery products326TC14721
167Practice food safety methods824TC00167
23083Prepare and bake basic breads224TC23083
14436Provide table service724TC14436
14425Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks725TC14425
14434Prepare and clear areas for table service723TC14434
17285Espresso coffee equipment and preparation924TC17285
 Total Year 1 NZQA Credits  30 

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