Diploma in Food and Beverage Service level 2 – C2938

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for students who already have, or are intending to, start a career working in front-of-house in a restaurant, cafe or hotel.
You will develop the basic skills and knowledge you need to deliver a high level of service, in a group setting, within our award –winning Taste Restaurant. There will be a focus on developing an understanding of professional techniques to support your progression onto a higher-level course in college or into a professional establishment at a Junior level.

If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. This will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above.
You will take part in activities that help you to develop your personal skills, such as building your character and confidence. This will help you to live well and move into your chosen career.

If you are 16-19 years old these activities will be timetabled as will work experience and placement. You can also choose to take part in other activities.
For other age groups, activities will be tailored to your needs.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will start with the basics of front-of-house skills, beginning with customer service, working as a team and learn how to prepare for a restaurant service. This will progress onto time management, working within a bar, sommelier skills and much more.
Throughout the course there will be enrichment opportunities, including mini master class sessions where you will be able to work alongside local chefs and employment opportunities within one of our careers fairs. You may also have the opportunity to work on exciting outside events where, in previous years, we have had the pleasure of serving the Queen twice and have hosted a range of high-profile dinners.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance from your previous school or college. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 or above is required.
Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

How you will be assessed

This course is very much focused on developing your practical skills within the Taste restaurant and developing a broad knowledge of the catering industry. The practical units are assessed via observations and these run alongside five units that are assignment based. The qualification is gained through the completion of these units and there will also be individual practical tasks throughout the year.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £2583.00

Additional Costs

You will need a Front of House uniform approximately costing £114.00. The College has a means tested support fund which, if you qualify, can help with your additional costs including kit, travel and £125.00 material fee. Details of the recommended supplier will be provided on enrolment. Students continuing from a previous course may only need to replace some items

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On successful completion of this level 2 course you could choose to progress onto a Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma Level 3. There are also opportunities within the hotel and restaurant industries, where you would be able to put your skills into practice; or you could choose to apply for an apprenticeship whilst you continue your studies.

What Happens Next

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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