Course overviewGeneral Food and Beverage Service Level 1 Certificate City of Bristol College
This qualification is designed for learners who want to work front of house within a hospitality environment. It covers all aspects of food and beverage service, and will lay the foundation for progression to higher-level qualifications.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1207D01-1||05/09/2022 - 30/06/2023||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||9.00||Enquire||SBSA and Construction Centre||Enquire Apply|
Who is this course for?
This course is for learners aged 16-18 with an interest in catering and hospitality.
What you'll learn
To obtain the qualification, students must complete the following units:
- Understand menus
- Dealing with payments and bookings
- Food and beverage service skills
- Hot beverage skills
- Food safety
Alongside these units, you will study to gain GCSEs in English and maths at Level 4 (C) to support your progression to employment or a Level 2 qualification.
Course entry requirements
Students will need GCSEs at grade 2 (E), including maths and English. Alternatively, you may have successfully completed another vocational qualification at Level 1 and achieved Level E3 Functional Skills in maths and English. Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and a track record of effort, and a commitment to study is essential.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers through a mix of classroom work, practical activities and visits. You will also undertake volunteering or work experience.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year. This will include, for example, observation of practical activities and course work assignments. Maths and English will be assessed through tests and exams.
Future career and study opportunities
After completing this course, you could progress to a Level 2 course or you might prefer to go directly into employment. We will support and guide you to achieve your potential and your goals.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. For the level 1 Food and Beverage Service you will be required to purchase COBC branded Uniform to wear whilst working in the Academy Café and serving Customers.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.