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Cooking up a storm at The Vincent Hotel


 Ben Gardner, Daniel Griffiths, Callum Gray, Lee Earle and Oliver Guest receiving their Level 2 Professional Cookery Diplomas

 The Vincent Hotel has been one of Southport College’s premier Hospitality Apprenticeship employers, both Allan the General Manager and Andrew, the Head Chef are true champions of staff development and training.  Over the past two years Southport College have worked closely with this double Rosette standard hotel, training 13 Chefs at both Level 2 and 3. 

 “One of my proudest moments came towards the end of their qualification when completing a final assessment with five of my apprentices running sections in the restaurant during a busy Friday lunchtime service.”   Neil Banks, Hospitality & Catering Assessor

 The Vincent Hotel has worked closely with Southport College in other ways, delivering mentor briefs to students and providing expert staff for gala/restaurant evenings here in Clouds, the College’s training restaurant. Recently the College provided onsite CIEH Food Safety training to 21 members of staff during a Level 2 Food Safety course. The College are looking forward to continuing to work with Andrew and his team as more Apprentices enrol and existing staff progress to Level 3 Qualifications.

To find out more about Apprenticeships or bespoke training courses contact our Business Development Team on 01704 392874 or email employer@southport.ac.uk


Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

From April 2017 the Government is changing the way it funds Apprenticeships. The new system supports Apprenticeship training by drawing funds from large UK employers via an Apprenticeship levy.

  • UK employers with an annual paybill worth more than £3 million will be required to pay the levy.
  • Eligible businesses will pay the levy at a rate of 0.5% of their annual paybill that is above the £3 million threshold.
  • Businesses will have an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment.
  • Employers will then receive a digital voucher worth the amount of money they paid along with a 10% government top-up.

To find out more about Apprenticeships or Apprenticeship funding contact our Business Development Team on 01704 392874 or email employer@southport.ac.uk


Skills Support for your Workforce

Our most recent ESF (European Social Fund) funded project saw us work with over 140 employers to provide 520 employees with specific training to improve their skills.

Business Development @ Southport College offered training across a diverse range of sectors:

  • Visitor Economy
  • Health & Social Care
  • Teaching & Learning
  • IT
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Engineering

To learn how we can upskill your workforce contact our Business Development Team on 01704 392874 or email employer@southport.ac.uk



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