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Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Service (Level 2)

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Course outline

If you enjoy meeting new people and are keen to get into a highly social, fast-paced working environment in food service then this could be just the course for you.

Food and beverage is a huge growth industry in the East Midlands. You could work in any number of different settings, from working in bistros, restaurants, hotels, pubs, cafés to sporting venues.
The majority of this programme will be undertaken in your workplace. You’ll also do other industry qualifications as directed by your employer.

Once a month you will visit our training kitchen in Nottingham on day release to undertake skills sessions working alongside our highly trained staff.

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

Next steps

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by applying online.

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  • Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Service, incorporating:
    • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service
    • Level 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles

12 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades A* to D/9 to 3 or equivalent in English Language and Maths, however some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You’ll be assessed in the workplace by a fully qualified assessor. You’ll undertake practical assessments and produce a personal portfolio of evidence. There may be some tests as part of your framework.

  • Full-time employment
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership then progress into a supervisory or managerial role
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