CTH (IoH) Level 2 Specialist Award for Chefs in Health & Social Care
A specialist beginner level course, that helps learners understand the health and culinary needs of patients living in health and social care settings and implement them in their cooking practices.
Offered in partnership with the renowned Institute of Hospitality this is a unique qualification specifically designed for people who cater for patients and residents in a health and social care setting and aims to develop their awareness of diet and appetite issues that may arise in this environment.
It was specially developed by the Institute of Hospitality in association with the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and National Association of Care Catering (NACC). It therefore embodies the very best practice in this specialist field.
This qualification has been custom-designed for people who cater for patients and residents in a health and social care setting and aims to develop their awareness of diet and appetite issues that may arise in this environment.
It covers the importance of nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and well being, how multi-professional teams work together to provide the level of nutritional care needed by different people, the needs of Dysphagia sufferers and how the condition impacts on diets and menus, how to cook food and amend menus for Dysphagia sufferers, the role of appetite and its influencing factors, and how to cook and hold food to maximise its effect on appetite.
This accredited qualification is designed to complement existing NVQ qualifications in professional cookery and the Trailblazers Commis Chef Apprenticeships Standard. It is based on the recommendations of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to professional cookery and health and social care, the recommendations of good practice outlined by the National Association of Care Catering and the recommendations of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA).
Learners will also have complimentary guest membership of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and complimentary student membership to the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) for the duration of the course.
About the Institute of Hospitality
Whilst CTH is the dedicated qualifications body for the hospitality industry its sister institution, the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), is the professional membership body for the sector.
Established in Britain in 1938, the Institute of Hospitality is now an international membership organisation with numerous branches worldwide and members in over 100 countries. The Institute's members are located in all sectors of the industry from hotels and food service to leisure, tourism and academia.
Its members include some of the most experienced and senior managers in the hospitality industry. It is therefore perfectly placed to partner with CTH in developing gold standard qualifications for the sector. CTH and IOH work closely at all levels to ensure the relevance of CTH/IOH qualifications to industry needs and employment opportunities.
As a registered charity with a global membership, the Institute offers a wide range of benefits to its professional members including online resources, regional networks and industry-specific management publications and research. Furthermore, through membership, individuals can attain additional globally-recognised designatory letters signifying their qualifications and level of industry expertise.
The Institute exists to benefit its members in their professional and career development, whilst continuing to improve and promote industry and management standards into the 21st century. Its stated primary purpose is “to promote the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries”. From students to retired Fellows, the Institute continues to support members' professional development throughout their careers, wherever they are in the world.
On completion of their CTH programme all CTH hospitality and culinary graduates are encouraged to apply to join the Institute as the logical next step in their career development.