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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course meets the needs of learners who want to work as front of house supervisors within a hospitality environment. It covers a wide variety of units.

Entry requirements

You would need a Level 2 Food and Beverage qualification and preferably a grade C (grade 4) in English and C/D (grade 4/3) in Maths.

Course Content

You will cover a wide variety of units:

  • Legal and social responsibilities of a Personal Licence Holder
  • Barista skills
  • Principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • Principles of food safety supervision
  • Promoting food and beverage services and products
  • Supervising customer service
  • Supervising food and beverage service
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Carve, fillet, joint and serve food
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Provide advice to customers on food and beverage matching
  • Supervise hospitality events
  • Prepare and serve cocktails

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via practical tasks, assignments and tests as well as building up a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to purchase a uniform.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider progressing to the Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management.



You can advance your career to take on front of house supervisory roles.



This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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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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