Membership Benefits

We offer our members increased support in their day–to-day roles, plus strong representation on relevant bodies and organisations affecting catering, education and training.


As a member you will be able to:

  • Gain support and share information on relevant and important issues.
  • Represent your college at regional and national conferences.
  • Keep up to date with regional and national activities through the PACE website.
  • Access examples of good practice on curriculum issues such as assignments, schemes of work and learning materials.
  • Gain access to buying consortiums for food, uniforms and equipment.
  • Access the PACE website and resource bank – which brings together all relevant information you should need on a day to day basis.
  • Network with colleagues and like-minded individuals.
  • Receive reduced rates at the annual conference.

By joining as an Educational Institute member, you will be able to gain a variety of savings and key benefits including:

  • Receive reduced rates at the annual conference for unlimited delegates
  • Access Ainsley Cheetham’s funding update relating to hospitality training
  • Create income for the college through the PACE Work Placement Scheme
  • Access reduced membership fees to key trade association partners for college students and staff
  • Discounts on hospitality related publications
  • Discounts on uniforms and equipment
  • Discounts on resources

Additional benefits include:

  • Professional development – opportunities to attend CPD events at discounted rates
  • A voice in government – representing the interests of the sector direct and through other lobbying bodies eg BHA; People 1st and Hospitality Guild
  • Collaborative opportunities – lecturer exchange network, staff CPD work placements with key industry partners
  • Collaborative opportunities – sharing best practice between PACE college network at national and regional events and through links with participating colleges
  • Curriculum development – enabling members to develop shared learning materials
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Membership Benefits

  • Personal development through networking and interaction with like-minded professionals
  • A chance to hold office and participate in the advancement of your profession
  • Regional meetings to discuss key issues
  • Annual Conference with reduced rates for members
  • Access to great resources

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