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General Food and Beverage Service Certificate Level 1 at The Manchester College

Course description

To prepare you for work in the hospitality or catering industries, this Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service will help you understand a variety of topics relevant to the industry and give you the skills you’ll need get a promising job in this sector.This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the customer service in the hospitality industry and food safety in catering. Furthermore, you will learn about preparing and serving drinks and food service.This 36-week, full-time course, starting in September 2017, will also teach you the different food groups and their contribution to a healthy, balanced diet.



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Throughout this course, you will build a portfolio of work. You will also be assessed through practical tests in a realistic working environment and written assignments.You may spend some time learning in the classroom too, and another part of the assessment will involve completing some portfolio tasks.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

Once you’ve completed this certificate, you’ll be well equipped to begin your career in the hospitality industry. You’ll also have the qualifications needed to study a higher level course with us at The Manchester College, such as our VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering or VTCT Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (QCF). With the skills you’ve learnt, you’ll be able to work across the industry in restaurants, hotels and commercial catering organisations, succeeding in a wide variety of career options to suit your interests and abilities. Link to Careers

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • Wythenshawe Campus was opened in 2010 and offers a wide range of courses for school leavers and adults, including construction and motor vehicle. The campus is built to be environmentally friendly and has innovative technology to save energy and re-use resources. These include solar panels, wind catchers for natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting tanks.

      Facilities at Wythenshawe Campus include:

      • three storey sixth form teaching block
      • air cabin
      • hair studios
      • workshops
      • science labs
      • canteen
      • fitness suite
      • sustainability centre
      • gourmet training restaurant (3rd Floor Restaurant), open to the public

      Local area

      Wythenshawe is a suburb of south Manchester. Wythenshawe Campus is built in the centre of the community, 15 minutes’ walk from the civic centre. The campus has it own gardens and places to sit outside, while Wythenshawe itself has several large parks and woodlands. The civic centre has a supermarket, shops, post office and fast food chains and there are some smaller shops opposite the campus. The campus is just over two miles from Wythenshawe Park; a beautiful green space with community farm and historic buildings.