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Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills - Level 2


Learn to deliver a first-rate dining experience with the Level 2 Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills Certificate. This course allows you to develop food service and customer care skills for a variety of related front-of-house roles. Explore topics such as food service, food safety, handling payments, making bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service and menu design. You will benefit from expert tutors with lots of industry experience and the opportunity to train for a hospitality career within our contemporary training restaurant - Level 6. 

Alongside this qualification, you will also study a Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills where you will develop your practical skills in a kitchen environment.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year
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Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of the course typically leads to employment as a sommelier/wine waiter, front of house person, barista or mixologist.  

This qualification will also prove useful if you're interested in running your own hospitality/catering business.

If you'd like to advance into a management role, you might want to consider progressing to the Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service.


Key information

Entry Requirements

If you are aged 16-18 and want to work front-of-house in the catering or hospitality industry, this course will provide the launch pad for your career.

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.


Qualification obtained

Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

Extra costs and equipment

All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Tuition Fees

If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners.

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

We offer a variety of trips, visits and work experience opportunities, all designed to enrich your learning experience. There might be a small cost associated with the trips, but we will keep these to a minimum.

If you’re aged 16-18 we will arrange a compulsory work placement for you as part of your course. For those aged 19 or over a work placement is not essential but we will encourage you to undertake one as this will enhance your overall employability.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and consists of practical observations, verbal questioning, short answer tests and theory-based assignments.