Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0650-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

Focusing on expert front-of-house training, you will learn the essentials of food service, bar service, wine and cocktail knowledge, barista skills, food and wine matching, event planning and management.

The majority of the course is conducted in a live restaurant setting where you will take on the role of a restaurant manager, bar manager or back-of-house manager. You will also mentor and train Level 2 students as part of the supervisory element of their qualification.

All practical sessions are supported by classroom theory lessons and specialist visits to breweries, vineyards and coffee roasters supporting your wine tasting and barista training.

To gain further experience of a real working environment you will undertake external work experience with one of our top industry partners and work in the MET's training restaurant.

 

Start dates

Start
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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

To study this Level 3 course you should have completed a relevant Level 2 course or have significant industry experience.

GCSE English and maths are required. 

Entry requirements

Course content

Course topics include:

  • Supervising and promoting food and beverage services
  • Barista skills - preparing and serving coffees
  • Preparing and serving wines and cocktails
  • Event planning and management
  • Restaurant supervision and front-of-house

Course aims

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

You will explore gastronomy, learn technical skills required for advanced service and preparation of food and drinks in a professional setting. At Level 3 you will specialise in your preferred area.

This level 3 course will prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship. Our students have gone on to work with celebrity chefs, join teams at top hotels and lead their own catering teams.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Professional standard kitchens with the equipment and facilities to train students in a realistic industry environment
  • Train in Northbrook MET's own public restaurant, The Arundel and coffee shop
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
Facilities at Brighton MET
  • Assessment

    Practical assessments, written assignments and short answer papers

Work experience

Northbrook MET's Catering and Hospitality department is respected throughout the area as a leading provider of quality staff to the industry.

We work closely with a range of employers across the region and have work experience opportunities with many of the region's top establishments.

Northbrook MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

Over 90% of students go on the further study or full-time employment.

On successful completion of this Level 3 course you may continue your studies, start an apprenticeship or seek employment.

The majority of Level 3 students work part time during their studies, often in positions sourced in conjunction with the college. These part time opportunities frequently lead to full time positions once students leave college. 

Future careers include:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Bar supervisor 
  • Front-of-house
  • Chef
  • Caterer 


Fees & additional 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.

Adults
Full price course fee: £2,583. If you are under 24 at the start of your course, you may not have to pay fees if you don't have a qualification at a equivalent level to your course.

More information about fees and financial support can be found here.

All students
You will need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment.

Fees & additional costs
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Baker or flour confectioner

Typical Tasks:

  • Weighs ingredients according to recipe.
  • Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency.
  • Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns.
  • Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes.
  • Bakes bread, pastry and cakes.
  • Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,255

AVERAGE £17,141

POTENTIAL £23,712

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing

Chef

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.
  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.
  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.
  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,216

AVERAGE £16,887

POTENTIAL £24,492

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

Cook

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 5.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,372

AVERAGE £16,712

POTENTIAL £22,581

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
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