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Food and Beverage Service Level 2 at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

On this one year course you will gain enhanced front of house skills to prepare you for your employment in the hospitality industry. You will further develop your food service and customer service skills, gain experience in silver service and Geuridon work as well as running sections of the restaurant and bar.

Course content

You will study a variety of interesting modules including;

  • Maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working as part of a team
  • Giving customers a positive impression of yourself
  • Providing a table service
  • Preparing and serving wine
  • Prepare and clearing areas for table service
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above (in a minimum of 3 different subject areas) including Maths and English or a NVQ 1 or Level 1 Diploma (Merit/Distinction) in this area plus Level 1 Maths and English.


All your work is stored, tracked and managed through smart assessor. You will be assessed through practical observation to prove competency, and you will also complete some tests to examine your underpinning knowledge.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 2 programme can lead on to a Level 3 qualification at the College.

The vast majority of our Catering students go on to secure full-time employment when they complete their course, from working in local cafes and bistros, school canteens or 5* hotels across the world to cooking for corporate events companies or on board luxury cruise liners. Our students have gone on to secure employment in some of the UK’s top kitchens including Michelin starred restaurants such as Heston Blumenthal’s Hind’s Head, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Nigel Howarth’s Northcote.

The College also offers fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities with top local companies and some students chose to go on to study higher level courses in Hospitality and Events Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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