Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision | 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 Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

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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.

  • Professional industry-standard kitchens
  • Tutors with industry experience 
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants 
  • Serving experience at themed evenings, community and charity events


Start dates

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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

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

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.

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 College'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 College'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 College 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 to 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 


Funding options

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. 

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

Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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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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