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Food and Beverage Service Level 2 Technical Certificate at Suffolk New College

Course description

Study Programme Highlights

This study programme places the focus on covering the skills and techniques required to deliver food and beverage service to guests/customers. You will develop both the knowledge and practical skills which will allow you to work in a variety of establishments and settings including hotels, restaurants, and specialist events catering.

Course content

This qualification provides a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in Food and Beverage Service. It will provide an opportunity to connect your technical learning with real-life work placement through the work experience element of your course. There will be other non-qualification activities which you will engage in whilst studying such as enrichment activities which might include the development of employability skills, team work, customer service, safe working practices and problem solving techniques, which are really important when thinking about working in this industry. You will also receive personal tutorials which will provide opportunities to set meaningful targets for yourself and to carryout self-evaluation and reflection.

Entry requirements

A relevant vocational qualification or a profile of 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, including English or equivalent

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.

For all students aged 19+ fees are £2034. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at


Additional Costs

Approximately £105 for uniform/kit and £30 for trips/materials

Future opportunities

Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership at level 3 is a fantastic progression route, 60% of students who studied on our former hospitality courses went onto this qualification, with 40% moving into full time employment in the Hospitality industry. Students can work in hotels or restaurants or move into event catering in the corporate world.

Further information

Student Case Study

This is an exciting new addition to our prospectus. Kayley Abley who completed a similar Hospitality course with us said “I successfully completed my Level 2 Front Office NVQ and attended two placements, one in Suffolk New College’s Learning Curve and one out in industry, at Hintlesham Hall.” Similarly this new programme enables students to participate in numerous exciting functions, all of which build upon the practical knowledge that they gain in our industry standard kitchens and restaurant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 July 2017
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