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Professional Food and Beverage Service Diploma Level 2 at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course focusses on expanding your practical skills and applying your practical knowledge of how to work in the catering and hospitality industry.

Course content

You will study serving food and drink including serving wine, silver service, table theatre, preparing dining areas, serving customers and dealing with payments. Your programme of study will also require attendance at tutorials, work experience and employability skills. You will develop your skills in the Manor Restaurant and have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions and work experience at prestigious outdoor events.

Entry requirements

Level 1 qualification in Catering with a satisfactory reference and GCSE E grades or above in English and maths.


This course involves practical sessions in The Manor House restaurant alongside written assignments and theory tests to support learning. Practical assessments will be carried out at set times throughout the year.

Financial information

You will be required to buy a uniform and course material, approx. cost £70.

Future opportunities

Employment in the food and beverage service industry or, subject to a good tutor reference, further study on courses such as the Level 3 study programme in Hospitality Supervisory Skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.