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Hospitality - Food & Drinks Service Level 2 Higher Diploma at Carshalton College

Course description

This course will give you an excellent understanding of the Hospitality Industry and provide you with the skills employers are looking for.

An ideal course for students who have achieved a Merit or above at Level 1 qualification in Catering  and are looking for next step into the Hospitality & Catering Industry.

Course content

You will be studying a range of units, some of these will include:

  • Practical assessments, kitchen and restaurant
  • A range of advanced cooking methods
  • Practical skills for restaurant and bar work
  • Menu design and costings
  • Work experience
  • Functional Skills

Entry requirements


  • Interview and initial assessment
  • Satisfactory references
  • A predicted minimum of three GCSEs at grade D or above, or equivalent, to include English.
  • Level 1 vocational programme

A positive reference from school, employer or tutor (if progressing or from another college) is essential, together with excellent attendance and punctuality records.


You will be assessed in a number of ways, these will include:

  • Assignments
  • Timed practical tests
  • Portfolio building
  • Exams

Financial information

Uniform and knife kit will be required  - cost £190.
Please contact the College Information and Guidance Centre on 020 8544 4444 for more details.

Future opportunities

Progression onto a range of different qualifications including Level 3 VRQ, Level 3 Advanced Patisserie.  Students may want to focus on a specific area such as NVQ Hospitality Supervision. 

An opportunity for a varied career in the Hospitality & Catering Industry. Types of jobs include Chef, Waiter, Waitress, Receptionist, Customer Service/Events Assistant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 February 2016
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