The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) is urging students to enrol on the Foundation Degree for Kitchen Design at Bucks New University.
There are seven places still available for this year’s intake, with the course starting in September 2019.
As the name suggests, the course covers kitchen design but also materials, technology, business, marketing, sales psychology, manufacturing and project management.
The Foundation Degree for Kitchen Design is a distance learning course which takes place over three years.
However there are three compulsory residential weekends, each year, where students and the course team and industry experts meet, discuss and present ideas.
Students will normally have five GCSEs, at grade C/4 and above and either A Levels, National Diploma, Access Course, City & Guilds or equivalent.
However, work experience from a related industry, an aptitude for design and willingness to commit to study will be given equal consideration, reports TKET.
The cost of the course is £5,600 a year, but there are sponsorship packages available for up to £2,000 to help with funding.
These sponsorships have been provided by manufacturers in the industry, including Blanco, BSH, Miele, Franke, CDUK, LDL, Blum Cosentino, Decoglaze, Electrolux, Rotpunkt and Swift.
Owner of Roundhouse Design and chairman of TKET Craig Matson (pictured) commented on the benefits of studying a Foundation Degree: “Students are more informed and creative designers with better design skills, product knowledge and understanding of their industry.
“They gain a formal qualification in Kitchen Design and receive training that meets the needs of a fast-paced, changing and demanding industry, taught at the highest level by industry experts.”
He continued, explaining the benefits to employers: “The course is a fast track to a superb education which brings new, fresh ideas to businesses, ultimately paying dividends with better conversion rates.”
He concludes: “Employers gain highly trained employees with a credible, professional qualification of a standard that everyone understands and is consistent across the industry.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details and to enrol on the course.