Centre of Excellence

Welcome to the Exmoor & Coast Centre of Excellence!


The Exmoor & Coast Centre of Excellence is a forum of motivated area partners and business representatives who are working together to sustainably develop and promote opportunity, training, and education across the area.

Our Vision

Our vision is to foster, develop and work in partnership to achieve: 
• A sustainable and growing local network of talented and passionate, locally trained hospitality staff.
• Commitment and motivation from our local hospitality businesses to play their part in striving for excellence in employment and opportunity.
• An area that is recognised for developing and retaining talent and excellence in hospitality skills.

Businesses & Partners

The Exmoor & Coast Centre of Excellence partners are: Butlins, Cross Lane House, Foxes Hotel, Bridgwater & Taunton College, The West Somerset College, Petroc and Visit Exmoor. 

Full Time Training

Coming Soon. Details of full-time hospitality secondary education from Bridgwater and Taunton College and Petroc College. Plus, how you as a business can engage with students, and promote employment opportunities, as they complete their education.

Spotlight On: Foxes Academy

Details of Foxes Education and Training programs.

Spotlight On: Butlins

Details of Butlins hospitality education and training programs.

Apprenticeship Schemes

Coming Soon

Case Study: Bridgwater & Taunton College

Coming Soon

Food Hygiene Certification

Coming Soon

The Ambassador Programme

The Ambassador Programme is an online training course which has been developed by West Coast 360 to assist those working within the hospitality and leisure industries to improve their local knowledge and customer service skills. As well as those who are interested in pursuing a career within the sector.

Having good local knowledge and giving excellent customer service are key elements in the experience of visitors and in bringing them back to the area and to local businesses. The aim of the Programme is to ‘create Ambassadors for the West Somerset area and to improve the service that visitors to the area receive.’

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