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Hospitality Operations NVQ 2 at West Suffolk College

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide students with a range of practical skills and experience coupled with the background knowledge of the subjects. There will also be the opportunity for students to be involved in various visits, trade shows, to work with guest chefs and take part in a number of competitions.

Course content

The course concentrates on:

Food preparation and cookery,

Pastry work,

Restaurant and bar service skills and

Functional skills.

This course will involve evening classes as part of the timetable. All students will do work related experience within the Campus catering facilities.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Introduction to Catering or Professional Hospitality Diploma Level 1, Apprenticeship or suitable work-based experience. An interview and positive tutor report will be required. In addition, a successful induction period will be required to identify which Level 2 pathway is appropriate for each learner.



Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery and Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service or Level 2 Hospitality Services (depending on pathway taken). Functional Skills in English and/or Mathematics will be developed depending on previous attainment.


Future opportunities

Level 3 in either; Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision (Front of House) or Advanced Professional Cookery level 3. Of the students who completed this course last year 33% continued with full time training or further courses, while 67% secured employment.


Further information

Kit and materials cost approximately £230.00. (This will be less for progressing students and will depend on which pathway they take). All prices indicated must be considered as estimates. When enrolling, £25.00 for trips will be required.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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