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Level 2 Food and Beverage Service Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

This course will develop a greater depth of various hospitality skills within both practical and theory.

It is ideal for students who enjoy both and want to establish a career in the catering and hospitality industry working in a role of front of house service in a restaurant, bar or cafe or hospitality in a hotel or catering setting.

Course content

In order to achieve a full apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 to 24 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications.

Diploma in Food and Beverage service Level 2

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Give customers a positive impression of self and your organisation
  • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food


  • Provide a counter and takeaway service
  • Serve food at the table
  • Provide a silver service
  • Provide a buffet and carvery service


  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Prepare and serve cocktails
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve dispensed and instant hot drinks
  • Prepare and serve hot drinks using specialist equipment


  • Prepare and clear areas for counter and takeaway service
  • Prepare and clear areas for table service
  • Prepare and clear the bar area
  • Maintain cellars and kegs
  • Clean drinks dispense lines
  • Receive, store and issue drinks stock
  • Resolve customer service problems
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Deal with customers across a language divide
  • Maintain customer service through effective handover
  • Maintain and deal with payments

The Optional units are chosen by the employer to reflect your job role

  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and catering Principles

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be an advantage.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test. Employment in a front of house service in a restaurant, bar or cafe, or hospitality in a hotel or catering setting.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


Further information

Apprenticeship routes can be changed throughout the year, keep up to date online

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 November 2017
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