Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

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

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Course Code: FE0071-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Level 2 Awarding Body: C&G

This City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate will develop your food service skills including bar service, silver service and table theatre in our industry-standard kitchens and restaurant.

Our popular fine dining restaurant and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in hospitality. You will serve food produced in our restaurant, developing food service and customer care skills. You have the option to split the course over two years, studying food and beverage service in the first year and professional cookery in the second, or compress both into one year.

There will be opportunities to work with celebrity chefs, trips and visits to hotels and restaurants and experience gained from events throughout the year.


Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Please note: Applications for courses starting in September 2020 will be processed in late October 2019.

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who 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.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

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

After Level 2 you can seek employment or progress to Level 3, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Entry requirements

Course content

This course will introduce you to professional food and beverage service for the catering and hospitality industry.

Course topics include:

  • Table theatre
  • Silver, wine and bar service
  • Customer care
  • Cashiering experience

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 at the MET?

Brighton MET has industry-standard training facilities to simulate the workplace.

  • 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 the Level 3 course and gain a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Brighton MET can assist you with finding an apprenticeship and careers advice. 

Future careers include:

  • Restaurant or bar manager
  • Caterer or catering manager
  • Front of house
  • Event planner
What's next?

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Additional costs

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

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