Food and Beverage Service - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College
This qualification is a work-based qualification, which will allow individuals to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a hospitality environment, such as food and beverage service or beverage service skills, working with others and improving own performance.
For employers, apprenticeships offer many benefits to businesses, including offering practical solutions to the recruitment and retention of staff.
They are designed by employers for employers and therefore reflect the changing needs of the sector.
Apprenticeship Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
- Competence-based element: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
- Knowledge-based element: Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage)
- Functional Skills Level 1:
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
ERR is a non-accredited component, which is delivered using a contextualised work booklet which will be assessed by your tutor.
The ERR will also be supported by the completion of your workplace induction where it is expected that the employer will identify the role and responsibilities of themselves and their employees.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
PLTS is a non-accredited component of the Apprenticeship Framework and will be assessed through evidence that will be produced through the accredited components of the Apprenticeship programme.
Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage) Level 2 mandatory units:
- Safe, Hygienic and Secure Working Environments in Hospitality
- Effective Teamwork
- Giving Customers a Positive Impression
- Food Safety in Catering
- Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service mandatory units:
- Maintenance of a Safe, Hygienic and Secure Working Environment
- Working Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team
- Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and your Organisation
- Maintain Food Safety When Storing, Holding and Serving Food
Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities)
PLTS (Personal Thinking and Learning Skills)
Individuals must already have sourced employment within the hospitality sector, prior to applying for Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage.
Individuals will undertake a Level 1 diagnostic assessment for maths and English prior toenrolment. Individuals will need to achieve a minimum of a 50% score in both subjects to ensure a place on the apprenticeship programme or, if individuals have passed maths and English GCSE with a grade A* to E or key skills at Level 1, they will be required to evidence this with certificate/s which will then result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification.
Individuals will also have to complete a free writing exercise to provide evidence to demonstrate grammar and spelling.
Individuals are required to produce a portfolio of evidence on our online e-portfolio, which will contain a variety of assessments covering the criteria stipulated by the awarding body to cover the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service and Certificate
in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage)
Assessments may include:
- Observations held in the working environment
- Reflective accounts
- Witness statements
- Activity-based work books
- Work products
Assessments will be planned with an assessor prior to the assessment taking place.
This qualification offers various opportunities for progression to further learning. Individuals may progress to the Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership and Professional Cookery. Alternatively, individuals may progress to the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Hospitality.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.