Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0349-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Level 2 Awarding Body: C&G

Why this course?

A catering student

Our catering and hospitality courses will help you develop customer service skills and learn aspects of food preparation, professional cookery and bar service training you for a career in this exciting industry. You will learn in our fine dining restaurant, working coffee shop and industry-standard kitchens. At level 1 and 2 you will study a combination of food and beverage service and at level 3 you can specialise in your preferred area. 


  • Industry-standard restaurant, coffee shop and kitchens
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs 
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants 
  • Experience at themed evenings, community and charity events

Start dates

September 2022 Apply

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades you can start on our Level 1 course

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Table theatre
  • Silver, wine and bar service
  • Customer care
  • Cashiering experience
  • Restaurant service skills
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing dishes
  • Restaurant kitchen skills

At Level 2 you have the option to split the course over two years; food and beverage in the first year and professional cookery in the second. Alternatively, you can compress both into one year.


Why this course?

  • Popular public restaurant
  • Industry-standard refurbished kitchens
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants
  • Themed evenings, community and charity events

What's next?

After Level 2 you can seek employment or progress to a Level 3 course in Food and Beverage Service or Professional Cookery, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers include:

  • Restaurant manager 
  • Bartender 
  • Barista 
  • Front of house 
  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer 
What's next?

Course costs

The fees for this course are: £380.00

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Additional costs
You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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