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Olivia Speecheley – Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

The Apprenticeship

Having already completed a Level 2 hospitality apprenticeship, Olivia has now stepped up to an 18-month Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma covers all the essential skills required for working in a hospitality environment, such as leading a team, developing working relationships and setting objectives with team members, as well as contributing to controlling resources and health and safety.

As well as studying at Calderdale College, Olivia is a valued staff member at The Moorlands Inn, a traditional country pub and restaurant near Ogden Water in West Yorkshire, where she has already been promoted.

“I’ve had good support from my trainer at the college, Michelle Greenwood, and the opportunity to transfer that knowledge to my job,” she said.

“The Level 3 apprenticeship gives you a good understanding of the business side of hospitality, and how everything fits together.”


“The apprenticeship, and being able to put the knowledge I’ve gained into practice, definitely helped me achieve that promotion,” said Olivia.

Olivia’s training officer at Calderdale College, Michelle Greenwood, added: “Olivia has done really well, progressing from her Level 2 to Level 3 qualifications. I think she has a very bright future in the hospitality industry.”

The Moorlands Inn is owned by Olivia’s family, and she explained: “There are plans to extend the brand to other locations, so I hope my apprenticeship will stand me in good stead and enable me to have responsibility for one of those new establishments.”

Apprenticeships and Calderdale College

Calderdale College is a major work-based learning provider, delivering high-quality training programmes in partnership with local and national companies.

The only college in West Yorkshire to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for apprenticeships, the college delivers a range of qualifications, from Intermediate (Level 2) to Higher (Level 5), covering 25 different sectors, including Business, Construction and Digital Marketing.

On an annual basis we train over 500 apprentices and work with over 3,000 local and national employers, ranging from micro-businesses to some of the region’s largest levy-paying companies. We also help them to recruit apprentices to their workforce, matching hundreds of school and college leavers to apprenticeship vacancies.