This course is designed for students who are looking to work as a front-of-house supervisor within a hospitality environment. You will learn, develop and practice the skills required to progress onto a higher level course or to pursue a career in this industry.
As part of the programme, you will also be required to complete an industry placement in a formal restaurant or hotel of equal standing to the level 3 course that you have applied for.
What You'll Learn
Leicester College is host to the award-winning, industry-standard, ‘Taste’ restaurant, where you will gain real-life work experience serving members of the public, alongside theory-based learning which takes place in a classroom setting.
You will learn all key aspects of food and beverage service supervision skills as well as developing a thorough understanding of this role to help you meet the expectations of any future employer.
There are also a number of unique enrichment activities, including mini master class sessions, where you will be able to work alongside top local chefs or a range of employment opportunities you can find through visiting one of our careers fairs.
You may also have the chance to work on exclusive outside events, where past students have had the privilege of serving a range of high-profile diners, including her Majesty the Queen
Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above are also required.
Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications or have at least 2 years’ experience working in a restaurant.
How you will be assessed
This qualification is made up of 10 units and assessments are a combination of short answer questions, written assignments, research/reports and practical food and drink supervisory service skills that are assessed within the college training restaurant.
Each unit is broken down into 2- 3 parts where you can gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £2853.00
You will need a Front of House uniform approximately costing £117, however, the college has a means tested support fund which can help with your additional costs including kit, travel and £125 material fee, if you qualify. Details of the recommended supplier will be provided on enrolment. Students continuing from a previous course may only need to replace some items.
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.
If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.
Course and Career progression
Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto a level four management programme or foundation degree in hospitality or events management.
You can also go into employment as a supervisor, trainee manager or similar positions in hospitality across quality restaurants or hotels. Alternatively, you could progress into contract or industrial catering where you can bring your skills learnt on this course into a wide range of event contexts.
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.