To support our local businesses to get ready after Covid restrictions are  lifted, Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Coast 360 and Skill Up West Somerset are pleased to offer FREE training to employers, their staff and anyone interested in working in the hospitality and leisure industry. These courses are for West Somerset residents whether you are returning to work after furlough, wishing to gain more skills or looking to start a career in this sector. 

To register for these course please follow the links:


Somerset Skills and Learning are offering the cost value courses below to help you to create a career for yourself in the hospitality industry it would be really good to get started with the following training. Whether you work in the kitchen or front of house, everyone in a restaurant is seen as a food handler and apart from creating an amazing experience for people it is also your duty to keep people safe. To do so it is recommended by the FSA that the following courses are taken by anyone who works in the hospitality industry:

Somerset Skills and Learning courses:Please see below links to some of our courses and workshops which may be of interest to those wanting to work within Hospitality and Leisure. (Click on the title to be directed to the website).

Customer Service Practitioner Level 2

Level 2 Certificate in the principles of Customer Service

Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

Customer Service Traineeship

Customer Service (Retail) Traineeship

Customer Service training

Health & Safety - COSHH

Health & Safety essentials

Health & Safety - Manual Handling

Level 2 Certificate in the principles of Business Admin

Admin Traineeships

Business Admin Standard

Level 2 Diploma in Business Admin

Business Administration Apprenticeship

Please see this 'Get that job in Hospitality' course that is soon running face to face at The EYE in Minehead for 16-18 year olds. This 5 week course, of 2 days a week, has an industry mentor support and practical sessions built into the delivery making this an opportunity for young people to find out if there is a role for them in this sector. This themed employability course will support independent career researching skills to use in the future and can lead into further learning, work, Traineeship or Apprenticeships. Please share far and wide to help young people in the West Somerset area that would really benefit from the summer programme in order to support them in to a destination or for those with a planned destination to keep them engaged in learning throughout the summer.

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