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Hospitality and Catering

Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision

Full Time

Course Overview

This course covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge that will help prepare the learner for a career in the Hospitality Industry.

Course Content

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of subjects.

Planning and managing a large scale event, this major project will incorporate a number of units:

  • Event Management
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • European and Continental Cuisine
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Customer Care in Hospitality
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Team Leadership and Supervision
  • Food and Beverage Organisation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Kitchen Organisation and Food Safety
  • Introduction to Contemporary Cuisine
  • Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Work Related Project in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Business Enterprise


Students will achieve qualifications in Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.

Entry Requirement

Many students will join this course having  completed a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject but direct entry (with 5 GCSEs at grade c or above) is also possible.


The course is continuously assessed through coursework assignments and practical tasks.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Learners may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree courses. Students from similar Level 3 courses are now working in positions such as Head Chef and Chef de Partie at Lainston House Hotel, Operations Manager at Barcelo Group, Junior Food and Beverage Manager at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Conference and Banqueting Coordinator and a Head Chef in London's West End.

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Course Outline

Course Code: OF29
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Learner Loan L3E
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