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Qualification name Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2021
Cost £4,000.00
Cost description The fee stated for this course is the 19+ fee provided by the ESFA for courses starting in September 2020. We expect the 2021 fee to be similar so please use this as an approximation for fees until we are provided with the new costings from the ESFA.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Excellent restaurant supervisors and bar service managers are crucial to the success of the hospitality business as the public face of the industry, what you do and say has a major impact on the customer experience. Our Food and Beverage Service college course will equip you with the practical service skills to excel in a range of roles within the food and drink service sector, with career opportunities in hotels, restaurants, bars, resorts and events both in the UK and overseas. You will be taught by industry experts who will support and guide you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to become an outstanding waiter, waitress or future manager in the food and drink industry. Whatever you choose, our Level 2 and Level 3 food service courses will prepare you for the world of work and help you make rapid progress in your chosen career. To help you get to grips with putting your service training into practice, you'll spend time working in our two award-winning restaurants on campus. Our Level 3 course also includes a work placement of up to 350 hours, giving you experience of working in the real world before you complete your studies.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Ideally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. However, our hospitality lecturers are looking for students who are keen to work in a customer-focused environment and who would like to develop soft skills like communication and teamwork to boost personal development, so please contact us if you have not achieved these grades. School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.

View the key features of this course.

Restaurant Skills, Introduction to Bar and Mixology, Wine Knowledge and Skills, Customer Care and Sales, Culinary Skills, Supervising Food and Beverage, Restaurant Management, Mixology, Sommelier Service, Wine and Food Pairing and Promotion of Product. You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment. To help you secure your dream career, you will also continue developing your maths and English skills alongside your full-time course. If you haven't achieved GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths at age 16, you will continue to study these through resits or taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020. The purpose of the strategy is to provide a visible and relevant framework for the development of Teaching, Learning and Assessment practice at UCB for the period 2015-2020. In doing so, it will provide direction for all key stakeholders, but particularly for staff and students in terms of delivering and engaging with an effective teaching and learning experience.

Find out what material you will need.

This course requires a uniform and kit costing approximately £130, depending on the items you purchase. (Prices are subject to change each year exact costs and information on how to order required items will be provided to you prior to enrolment.) You may be eligible for the Learner Support Fund, which assists college students with course-related costs such as essential uniform, equipment and travel.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed throughout your course as you work towards completing Level 2 and Level 3, including observation, practical duties and assignments. The emphasis is on practical assessments.

Alongside training in our restaurants and kitchens, students on our college food service courses have the opportunity to gain additional experience on placements in settings such as corporate hospitality, banqueting, restaurants, hotels. Placements can last from 70-350 hours dependant on the level of study, with many of our past students subsequently being offered part-time jobs. Some of the employers we have worked with: Hilton Metropole, Park Regis, Amadeus, Village Hotel and Leisure Club.

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