Course Title Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (Supervision in Food and Beverage Services)
Level: 3
Code Y668

Overview of the Course

This qualification is for you if you aspire to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a Food and Beverage Supervisor.

What are the career opportunities?

Achieving this qualification will enable you to gain employment in the front of house area, typically in any of the following roles: Food and Beverage Supervisor, Restaurant Supervisor, Bar Supervisor, Front of House Supervisor, Conference and Event Supervisor and Site Supervisor.

What are the entry requirements?

You are likely to have previous experience in the industry and/or a relevant Level 2 qualification in food and beverage service.

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

There are two elements to the assessment of this qualification which are an externally marked exam and a synoptic assignment, which involves planning and preparing a range of products. This is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. The subject areas that will be covered as part of this qualification include: Supervisory skills, planning and delivering hospitality events, supervising the beverage service, gastronomy and the dining experience, health and safety and food safety. Additional to the core subject areas listed above, you will be involved in work experience at prestigious catering operations.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

This qualification provides a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in the catering industry. English and communication skills are particularly important, you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers, respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner, maintain written records of work completed and develop restaurant documentation such as menus, training programmes, risk assessments and food safety records. Carrying out calculations is vital when working in the restaurant area. You will need to cost drink menus, such as wine lists, to ensure profitability. Also producing financial reports, such as weekly sales figures, customer average spend, budget and forecast reports.

Work experience

Work experience is an essential element of your Study Programme and is a mandatory requirement of the qualification. You will undertake structured work-experience or work-placements that develop skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification. Catering students have been involved in work experience at a number of establishments, for example, The Midland Hotel Manchester, Grand National, Last Drop Village and Spa and Celia Clyne Banqueting. You will undertake aspects of your course with input from industry practitioners, such as master classes or guest lecturers.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Food and Beverage Supervision Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to an apprenticeship, higher education or employment. You will have the opportunity to take part in external catering events, sport and fitness activities, visits to local employers and trips. Over recent years students have visited Paris in France, Barcelona in Spain and Milan in Italy to further develop their cultural understanding of the different cuisines from around the world.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There may be an additional cost for front of house uniform.

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