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Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services

Tampere Vocational College Tredu offers restaurant and catering service studies in English. This program provides diverse skills for cooking, serving, sales and customer service roles.

Studying in multicultural groups, attending in the international student exchanges and project will prepare you for the international tasks at the restaurant field. Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services graduates are able to plan and carry out food preparation or customer service tasks and work in sales in the catering sector. They work in a sales-minded, customer service oriented and quality conscious manner and profitably, productively, and responsibly as well as operate in compliance with hygiene requirements, and sustainable operating practices.

The students may specialize in serving or cooking tasks according to one’s interest.



Content of the degree

The scope of the Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services is 180 competence points. The qualification is composed of vocational units (145 competence points) and common units (35 competence points).

The qualification contains a compulsory unit, or working in catering services (20 competence points), two compulsory units in each competence area (65 competence points in total) and optional units amounting to 60 competence points.

The vocational qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services has two competence areas and qualification titles:

  • competence area of customer service (waiter/waitress) and
  • competence area of food services (cook).

The preliminary selection of the competence area will be done in the application document.

In this program, you can learn more Finnish if needed, or focus on foreign languages. It is also possible to prepare for the national matriculation examination during the studies and combine the general upper secondary education with this in five subjects (Finnish, Swedish, Mathematics, English and a theoretical subject, such as Health education or Social studies).

These studies are carried out during daytime, the language of instruction is Finnish.

Tredu provides perfect facilities for training at the college’s own lunch restaurant Elmeri and cafeteria Eevi, before the on-the-job periods in Finland or abroad.