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Food & Beverage Services (Hospitality) - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Services

Why this apprenticeship?

The course aims to improve on your skills in the workplace and learn new skills which will help you to understand and progress in the hospitality industry.

The Level 2 allows the learner to develop in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.

The qualification offers a variety of units and each apprenticeship is tailored to the individual and workplace.

Following successful completion of the Apprenticeship you may want to further develop your skills by enrolling onto a Level 3 qualification.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

This programme requires the learner to already be in a finance or accounts role.

The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.



Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Maintain Food Safety When Storing, Holding and Serving Food
  • Maintain and Deal With Payments
  • Prepare and Clear Areas for Table Service
  • Serve Food at the Table
  • Provide a Silver Service
  • Prepare and Clear the Bar Area
  • Serve Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
  • Prepare and Serve Cocktails

Why the MET?

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans catering services and directs staff.
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided.
  • Discusses customer requirements for special occasions.
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff.
  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
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 6.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,751

AVERAGE £22,991

POTENTIAL £36,095

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

Publican or manager of licensed premises

Typical Tasks:

  • Arranges purchase of alcoholic and other beverages, bar snacks, cigarettes and other items and ensures that stocks are stored in proper conditions.
  • Supervises bar, kitchen and cleaning staff and, if necessary, assists with the serving of drinks.
  • Observes licensing laws and other statutory regulations and regulates behaviour of customers as necessary.
  • Maintains financial records for the establishment; determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
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% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,494

AVERAGE £19,344

POTENTIAL £31,727

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

Catering or bar manager

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans catering or bar services and supervises staff.
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided or discusses customer.
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service are as required and that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.
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 4.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,567

AVERAGE £17,784

POTENTIAL £25,194

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

Waiter or waitress

Typical Tasks:

  • Sets tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware.
  • Presents menus and wine lists to patrons and may describe dishes and advise on selection of food or wines.
  • Takes down orders for food and/or drinks and passes order to kitchen and/or bar.
  • Serves food and drinks.
  • Presents bill and accepts payment at end of the meal.
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 4.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £10,530

AVERAGE £14,040

POTENTIAL £17,258

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