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Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service and an Introduction to Event Planning

Developing your experience in our award-winning restaurant, Colours, this course enhances your knowledge of the hospitality industry while providing an introduction to event planning.

You will also develop supervisory and leadership skills that are crucial to succeeding in the industry.

Our students have secured employment in some of the most successful establishments across the UK, such as The Art School, The Pig Hotel, The Thistle Hotel, Mercure and The Shankly Hotel.

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

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products
  • Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Supervising food and beverage service
  • Carve, fillet, joint and serve food in a food service area
  • Preparing and serving alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Preparing and serving cocktails
  • Preparing and serving wines
  • Preparing, cooking and serving food in a food service area
  • Providing advice to customers on food and beverage matching
  • Supervising hospitality events
  • Legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments and observations whilst undertaking a full range of supervisory and food and beverage tasks and short written tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English or maths, or a level 2 qualification (or equivalent).

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

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

Successful completion of this course will provide an excellent foundation for a career in one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries.

You could choose from:

  • Exclusive hotels and restaurants
  • Industrial and hospital catering
  • Event management
  • Cruise ship hospitality
  • Airline hospitality

Our tutors have amazing industry links, which means they are able to support you to gain employment across a variety of roles.

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

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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News & Successes

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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.”

Kyle, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Why study Catering and Hospitality with us?


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.