Accessibility links

Hospitality Services Apprenticeship Level 2 at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

Apprenticeships area vocational training programme leading to a series of qualifications, offering
the opportunity to earn while you learn using real working life experience. To become an apprentice, you must be employed in a suitable position.

If you like the idea of running your own catering establishment then this is the course for you! This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to be able to effectively work in a catering environment and run a licensed premises. Communication and teamwork are essential within this sector which is why this course helps to develop your interpersonal, organisational and service skills also. 

Course content

Work Based Learning Element – BII Certificate in Licensed Hospitality Skills: This is a work based qualification that you will complete in your work place. An assessor will be assigned to help you select the modules which best fit with your work and will visit you regularly to help you compile a portfolio of evidence to show your competence and knowledge.

As the Diploma is tailored to the individual,the time taken to complete your portfolio will depend on how quickly you collect the evidence. Normally, a Diploma level 2 will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. Modules for this element of the apprenticeship include –

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, 
  • Prepare and clear the bar area
  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Running an event
  • Give customers a positive impression

 College Element -Knowledge & Functional Skills: There will be some College attendance in order to support you as an individual through the knowledge elements of your framework and also assist you to complete your functional skills. Each apprentice will be provided with an individual plan which will be discussed with you and your employer and your timetable will be designed around your specific needs. You will cover topics including:

  • Licensed Hospitality Operations
  • Personal License
  • Health and Safety 
  • Food Safety 
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Beer and Cellar Management

Entry requirements

Employment in a suitable position will be required to complete the apprenticeship, a minimum of
30 hours per week. 
Employers who recruit via the college are usually looking for candidates with good GCSE

grades. However, attitude, flexibility and a willingness to learn and progress through the apprenticeship programme are as important as qualifications so please don’t let this discourage you from applying in the first instance.


Apprenticeships are currently not funded to those who have a degree, HNC, HND or equivalent level 4 qualification. You must be aged 16 or over, not in full time education or training and have been resident in the UK / EEA for at least three years and successfully complete initial assessments upon induction.

If you are at all unsure of your eligibility for this programme then please contact us for advice


Assessment is a combination of portfolio evidence and online testing, supported by your
assessor, tutors and employer.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the level 2 Apprenticeship programme, you will be given advice and guidance about opportunities for further study. Progression to a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is possible if your job role is suitable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
Provider logo

Key information