During this course you will have the opportunity to complete work experience in our professional catering outlets; our dedicated Street take-away and Karibunis, our fine dining restaurant. The restaurant opens every Thursday evening, with themed evenings as well as Michelin rated service. You must wear a restaurant uniform and all the information will be given to you at an interview. As a supervisor you will be running the front of house restaurant services In addition, you will also learn the skills to become a talented Barista which is becoming one of the new highly skilled professions in the industry and on the high street. Another part of the job which is becoming more and more expected in the industry is mixologist; you will learn to create and mix cocktails in order for you to have a wider set of employability skills. South & City College student again won front of house gold award January 2020 along with silver awards for cocktails and coffee making. We also won bronze awards for cocktail and coffee making along with napkin folding, in a competition we compete annually against other colleges and in total our students won 25 awards in January 2020. We encourage our learners to participate in a range of projects, to gain an insight into the industry, obtain advice on setting up food businesses and explore future prospects. We have a partnership with Aston Villa Catering Club and our students have managed pop-up street food stalls for popular venues such as Digbeth Dining Club. We also have links with prominent hotels, such as the easy-care, Holiday Inn and the Burlington Hotel. The hospitality team are passionate about their trade and strive to ensure that the next generation of chefs are highly skilled and ready to gain employment. This may be in restaurants, cruise ships, hotels or self-employment.
The qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training or enter the world of work within the hospitality profession – You will study the following mandatory content.
Supervisory skills including
• Team leadership and development
• Understanding business operations: types of hospitality businesses and finance
• Supervising different types of food and beverage service
• Supervising the restaurant reception
You will hold a recognised level 2 food & beverage qualification You could have current and continued work experience in hospitality GCSE grade 3/D or above in English language* Level 1 or above in Functional skills English* * If you do not have evidence of a recognised English qualification you will undertake an Initial Assessment at the start of your course to support you appropriately.
Achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service will enable you to gain employment in the front of house area, typically in any of the following roles:
• Pub licensee
• Restaurant manager
• Sommelier (wine taster)
• Vending machine operative
• Consumer scientist
• Hotel, restaurant, bar owner These roles could be undertaken in a range of establishments where guests wish to have different dining experiences:
• Restaurants - independent, fine dining e.g., Michelin, high street restaurants
• Hotels - large chains, independent, boutique, country houses
• Contract catering (fine dining)
• Conferencing and events
This course is part of the government funded Lifelong Learning Guarantee and is available free of charge to adult learners aged 19+ without a first full level 3 qualification.
See the West Midlands Combined Authority website for full eligibility criteria here.
Please contact our admissions team for the cost if you do not meet the criteria and we will confirm the fee.