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Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to serve food and beverages to the highest possible standards, covering silver service, table service and customer service.

You will be taught by food service professionals, who have extensive experience of working in the hospitality industry.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Food safety in catering
  • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • Applying workplace skills
  • Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Menu knowledge and design
  • Principles of beverage product knowledge
  • Service of hot beverages
  • Food and beverage service skills
  • Handling payments and maintaining the payment point

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments, observations of preparing, and serving food and short tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English or maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 2 professional cookery course or the level 3 food and beverage service course.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to a cabin crew or travel and tourism course to pursue a career in the industry having developed key customer service skills.

Ref: Barbara Walker