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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 3.00

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course will focus on the practical aspects of serving food and beverages while giving you a theoretical understanding of the practices taught. The following areas will be covered:

  • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and safety in the catering and hospitality industry, including food safety
  • Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Legislation in the service of food and beverages
  • Menu knowledge and design
  • Principles of beverage product knowledge
  • Handling payments and maintaining the payment point

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary but students must be motivated, able to work as part of a team, passionate about food and committed to studying for at least 13 hours per week. They should be working in a front-of-house environment.

Course Content

  • Principles of customer service in a variety of areas: hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Cocktail and bar service
  • Beverage service
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Food safety in catering
  • Menu knowledge and design

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through observations and written assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be discussed.

What can I do after this course?

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Bespoke Inns experience leads to ideal job for hospitality student Jack

Work experience offered through Derby College's links with Bespoke Inns has led to the ideal job for former hospitality student Jack Bowler.
Jack, who got a distinction in his foundation degree course in International Hospitality Management, has been working at the Boot Inn in Repton, a Bespoke Inns' traditional pub and restaurant, since August. Although he already had catering qualifications from Derby College, Jack was keen to learn the front of house side of hotel and catering.
Encouraged by his lecturers, he enrolled on the foundation degree course and, through the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy, gained valuable work experience at The Dragon in Willington.
The Academy seeks to bridge the gap between education and the workplace for the College's hospitality students so that they can put into practice their customer service skills at top quality establishments.
In his new role at The Boot – a beautiful 17th Century coaching Inn – Jack gets to try his hand at everything including restaurant management, housekeeping and bar work.
He especially likes working behind the bar and telling customers about the range of beers brewed by The Boot's microbrewery next door.

My foundation degree was brilliant and the professional development offered through Bespoke Inns is unbelievable.

Derby College gave me the confidence to do what I'm doing now, and I owe my lecturers a lot. I'm happy to talk to students in hospitality so I can give something back. Bespoke Inns offers work experience to other Derby College students and it's good to see people getting the same great opportunity that I've had.

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