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Supervision in Food and Beverage Services Advanced Technical Diploma L3 at Leicester College

Course description

The study programme meets the needs of students who want to work as a supervisor in front of house within a hospitality environment. It allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression. All students are expected to undertake four weeks of work experience in Seville, Spain. All transfer costs, flights and accommodation will be paid for. Your main requirement is the purchase of a valid passport (and travel visa for overseas students). The International Office at Leicester College has developed links with establishments in Seville to develop your supervisory skills in local hotels and restaurants. You will gain the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this very vibrant country. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

The course covers all aspects of food and beverage service supervision. It will deliver the key skills you require to ensure you will have a thorough understanding of the role and expectation that any future employer will expect of you. The course is taught and assessed in the College's award-winning, industry-standard taste restaurant. Related theory is taught in classrooms.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required.


You will undertake a formal written exam which will include: leadership and team development; hospitality services business operations; principles of beverage service; gastronomy and the dining experience; and health and safety.Your practical skills will be assessed with a three-part synoptic test. Part one will take the form of a planning session, part two will be a practical assessment and part three will summarise your overall assessment performance. Assessments will be externally marked by the awarding body. The typical assignment for this qualification would be to run a hospitality event. Candidates will be required to conduct research, allocate resources, supervise the event and evaluate its success.

Financial information

Material fee £0. There are trips to top London-based hotels and restaurants and a three course meal in one of Leicester's top restaurants which form part of your course. You will need a full waiter’s uniform the average price is £130.00. Details of the recommended supplier provided on enrolment. Continuing students may only need to replace some items.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a level four management programme or foundation degree in hospitality management following successful completion of this course. You may go on to work as a supervisor/trainee manager or similar positions within good quality restaurants or hotels, or contract/industrial catering where you would be able to put your skills into practice.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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