Overview top

You'll get the opportunity to learn food service skills in the college restaurant, Bistro 150, which operates a variety of food service styles including silver service. You'll learn how to organise the restaurant and will experience buffet work, bar work, reception work and cashiering in addition to waiting on tables.

Mandatory Units:

- Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
- Working effectively as part of a team
- Give customers a positive impression of self and your organisation
- Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food

Entry Requirements top

Age 16-18 requirements:
Completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Preparing for a Career in the Hospitality Industry and 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above in any subject.

Age 19+ requirements: 
Completion of a Level 1 Hospitality qualification and 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above or equivalent.

Assessment top

Assessment measures a candidate’s competence in practical performance. In other words, we assess whether you really can do the jobs required and if you understand how and why these jobs are done.

This will normally be achieved by observing you working in a situation which resembles, as closely as possible, the real workplace. In addition to the practical skills, a person must possess relevant underpinning knowledge in order to successfully achieve a unit and prove total competence. This will be assessed by assignments, written and oral questioning.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful completion of the level 2 course will enable progression to a related level 3 programme. You could also seek employment in a wide variety of catering environments including hotels and restaurants.