What opportunities will this course give me?

For students wishing to go straight into employment, this programme will provide you with an excellent knowledge base for a wide range of management and supervisory careers. This programme combines theory and practical knowledge, whilst giving you excellent front of house, customer service industry experience.

Employment may be found in a wide range of hospitality and catering environments such as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, conference centres etc. This will give you an excellent step to the supervisory/management ladder in any organisation. Students have recently gained employment from large companies such as Holiday Inn, McDonalds Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels, Michelin Star Restaurant, Airport Catering, Army Barracks Catering.

What will I be learning?

The programme will provide you with an opportunity to enter a career in food and beverage service within the hospitality industry and has strong links to careers in leisure, travel and tourism. If you enjoy meeting new people and working within an exciting fast-moving environment and ever-growing industry then this programme is for you.

Your programme will involve practical work in East Avenue Restaurant and our three kitchens. Theory will take place in a classroom environment. You will work in groups for practical, but you may be required to complete some assessed coursework either individually or working in pairs. The programme also includes a compulsory two week work placement. As part of the programme you will be completing a range of coursework and practical tasks as well as short answer papers. You will also be learning off-site, by visiting establishments in the industry as well as guest speakers coming into the college.

You will complete:
-VTCT Level 3 Diploma in food and beverage service supervision
-Functional Skills/GCSE
-Work Placement

You will complete the following units as part of your one year programme:

Core mandatory units:
-Principles of supervising food and beverage services
-Principles of food safety supervision for catering
-Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products
-Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
-Supervise food and beverage service
-Legislation in food and beverage service

Optional units:
-Prepare and serve wines
-Prepare and serve cocktails
-Supervise hospitality events
-Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
-Barista Skills

Why is this course for me?

All units are internally assessed. Methods of assessment include:
-Written reports
-Short answer papers
-Reflections on own practice in real work situations
-Food and beverage service assessments during service
-Reference of knowledge from direct observation of practice

What do I need to sign up?

4 GCSE grade A* -D / 9-3 (including English and Maths) or Functional Skills Level 2
You should have particular knowledge and interest in the hospitality industry, concentrating on food and beverage service, having gained industry experience or a Level 2 Hospitality and Catering, customer Service or Travel and Tourism Qualification

Is there anything else I need to know?

Site visits will take place over the length of the programme, and guest speakers from industry often come to the classes.

You will need to have appropriate clothing and footwear for your work in our training restaurant and compulsory work placements.

You will be required to travel to work placements.

If you are aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. If you are aged 19+, fees may apply.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
FBS1 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,245.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014