Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is suitable for those who are perhaps seeking a career change or considering establishing their own business and wishing to develop their knowledge of the hospitality industry.

This exciting course takes place in our fast-paced and award-winning restaurant, Colours, where you'll be working alongside experienced professionals in the industry.

Learning the art of silver service, bar skills, table service and customer service plays a crucial role in this course, alongside developing your menu and beverage product knowledge.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

You can start working towards your new qualification at any time during the academic year and will take 36 weeks to complete.

The course will start in September and will take 36 weeks to complete.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA0 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Food safety in catering
  • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • Applying workplace skills
  • Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Menu knowledge and design
  • Principles of beverage product knowledge
  • Service of hot beverages
  • Food and beverage service skills
  • Handling payments and maintaining the payment point

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No formal qualifications are necessary but a good level of English and maths skills would be desirable.

Students must be motivated, able to work as part of a team, passionate about food and be committed to studying for at least 13 hours of study per week.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. If you are on low income, you could study this for free.

You will be provided with more information on fees and additional financial support upon enquiring.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The opportunities in this thriving industry are limitless! Once you have successfully completed this course, you could progress in to full-time employment. Alternatively, you could undertake further study and progress on to:

  • Level 2 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service and an Introduction to Event Planning

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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“At College, I’ve had some amazing opportunities working with top chefs in fast-paced kitchens, across a variety of locations in the UK.”

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Why study Catering and Hospitality with us?

Employability

Students have gained employment with exclusive restaurants or have launched their own businesses.

Fine Dining Restaurant

Colours Restaurant has a fantastic reputation and provides a commercial working environment.

Industry Competitions

Help your CV stand out by participating in prestigious industry competitions.

Industry Standard Facilities

Our contemporary training facilities are well resourced, reflecting industry standards.

Industry Contacts

Celebrity chefs and placements in top restaurants and hotels, add value to your training.

Experienced Tutors

Your tutors have worked in Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels around the world.