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Professional Food and Beverage Services, VRQ Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively in food and beverage service. It is the perfect course if you want to increase your food and beverage service skills with the goal of working in the catering and hospitality industry.
You will learn about the catering and hospitality industry; health and safety; food safety; food and drink law; product knowledge; customer services; leisure, travel and tourism; hot and cold food and beverage service; handling payments; menu knowledge and design; and applying workplace skills.
How will I be assessed?
Two assessment papers to test your theory, practical assessments throughout the year, and an end of year assessment, including elements from all of the topics you’ve covered.
What could I do after this course?
You will be equipped with the skills you need to work in the catering industry and a wide range of other careers in the hospitality sector. You can increase your knowledge to the next level with our Level 3 qualification in Food and Beverage, or you could choose the apprenticeship route.
Five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 3/D or a Level 1 qualification in the sector.
Occupations related to Professional Food and Beverage Services, VRQ Diploma
Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor
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Employment in region: 3,110 positions
Publican or manager of licensed premises
Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.
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Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.
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What Our Students Say
Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery
“This course has varied and interesting, and I constantly learnt new dishes and expanded my skills”
Former school: King Alfred
Course: Professional Cookery
What next? Progressing to the Level 3 Diploma and then aiming to get a job on a cruise liner or in a high-end restaurant or hotel.