City of Glasgow College has been awarded a People 1st International Gold Accreditation for its Hospitality and Culinary Arts provision. It has also been appointed as a Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage Service, Patisserie and Confectionery, and Front Office and Reception.
The employer-led accreditation recognises colleges which deliver excellent full-time or classroom-based hospitality training and qualifications. It also highlights those that work well with employers.
Siobhan Wilson, Dean for the Faculty of Hospitality & Leisure, City of Glasgow College, said, “Our students absorb and benefit from this; they are part of a college renowned as one of the best, providing them with excellent career opportunities. Hospitality and culinary businesses are looking for new routes to find the best talent so being able to add this accreditation and our AA College Rosette to their CVs will undoubtedly help our students stand out.”
Accreditation Assessor, Andy Doyle, added, “The college has a really strong sense of collaboration with industry offering students fantastic work experience and enrichment opportunities, and providing a steady, well-trained influx of staff into the sector.”