NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

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This qualification provides the required skills and knowledge for working in the hospitality and catering industry. It is designed to meet the needs of learners who work or wish to work in the industry, with a focus on serving food and beverages.

Course Information

Go above and beyond for your customers with this catering and hospitality programme. The course will teach you the skills required to pursue a front of house career in the food and drink industry. We will prepare you for your next steps through regular work experience opportunities in hotels, restaurants and bars - as well as working at major events.

Assessment types:

Students will be assessed by: Observation of tasks in a realistic working environment Knowledge-based questions Portfolio

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for 16 and 17 year olds looking to take their next steps towards a career in food and beverage. It combines academic study with practical skills and learners will study in industry-standard facilities, while taking advantage of industry links to prepare for progression.

Units / Modules

  • Maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Giving customers a positive impression of self and organisation
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving
  • Serving food at the table
  • Providing a silver service
  • Serving alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Preparing and serving cocktails
  • Preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment

Benefits / Skills

  • Develop customer service, food and beverage skills
  • Improve barista and beverage service skills
  • Increase alcoholic beverage, menu and product knowledge
  • Maintain health, safety and food hygiene practices

Entry Requirements

Applicants will ideally hold a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above. They will also need to show determination, passion and a drive to work in food and drink, along with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.

Career Progression

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership
  • Apprenticeship
  • Relevant employment

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

There are 41,219 jobs in Leeds City Region’s hospitality and catering sector. (EMSI, 2019)


English and maths will be built into the course if your grades are below 4.

School of Travel, Food & Drink
Leeds City College
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