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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course develops your food and beverage service skills for a career within the hospitality industry.

You will also complete a technical certificate and improve your maths and English skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have been in relevant employment for at least six months and to have a minimum of GCSE grades of D-G in Maths and English.

It is essential that you also show a commitment to meeting deadlines.

Course Content

Your framework will include the Intermediate Diploma in Food and Beverage Service, a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1. You will develop your maths and English skills to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a wide range of methods, including practical observation/assessments, online testing, theory sessions and the preparation of a portfolio.

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

These will be dependent on your workplace.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study
You can progress to a wide range of professional hospitality qualifications, including the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

The course is an excellent starting point to build your career within this rewarding industry – with further training you could rise through the ranks to managerial level.


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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.

He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.

"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."

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