Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Catering and Hospitality - Level 3 Diploma (Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision)

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Course Code: FE0068-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Awarding Body: City & Guilds UCAS Tariff: 32

Course aims

Develop the skills and techniques required to deliver food and beverage service to customers, allowing you to work in a variety of establishments such as hotels and restaurants, or at specialist catering events.

Entry requirements

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

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Supervising and promoting food/beverage services#
  • Barista skills 
  • Preparing and serving wines and cocktails
  • Event planning and management

Course aims

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.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Professional standard kitchens with the equipment and facilities to train students in a realistic industry environment
  • Train in Brighton MET's own public restaurant, The Gallery
  • 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

Brighton MET's Catering and Hospitality Department is respected throughout Brighton 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 city’s top establishments, including the Grand Hotel, Isaac At, Pike and Pine, The Set and many more.

Brighton 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 at the MET and move on to either the Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts or Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Event Management (subject to additional Maths and English Requirements).

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. 

Additional costs

You will have to purchase a uniform and professional equipment.

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.

Additional costs
  • student Views Colin Taylor

    “The level 3 course not only helped me to become a better waiter but also a more confident person”

    Colin Taylor
  • student Views Chloe Brewster

    “During this year of my Front of House course I have learnt various different things and it’s amazing to see how much my confidence has grown.”

    Chloe Brewster
  • alumni Views Alex Preston Level 3 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

    “Without the support I had from the front-of-house tutors at Brighton MET, I wouldn’t be where I am. I was having a particularly hard time during my second year on the course which they picked up on and they really went the extra mile to get me through the qualification.”

    Alex Preston
  • alumni Views Naomi Le Coutre Level 3 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision (2012)

    “Naomi travelled to Australia and secured a section waiter position at Heston Blumenthal prestigious Melbourne Restaurant ‘Dinner’.”

    Naomi Le Coutre
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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

429 Available opportunities 6.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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

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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

704 Available opportunities 1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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

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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

7420 Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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

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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

2209 Available opportunities 5.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 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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