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Overview

On our Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service, you will cover the skills and modern techniques required to work at a high level in the service side of hospitality. The course will provide you with the opportunity to learn essential skills in serving food and beverages, product knowledge and customer service. You will also experience a diverse food and drink culture. This will enable you to work in many different settings across the industry and throughout the world.

Course description

You will have 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 information will be given to you at an interview.

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.

A mandatory part of the course is work experience and employer engagement so you will have the advantage of being able to gain practical experience during the course. If you do not have a part time job you will be expected to complete this mandatory element during the academic year.

You will also have the opportunity to enter competitions and at South and City College, we have had great successes. For example, in the previous academic year, one of our students won the best overall front of house award.

Read about our record haul of medals: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/714-future-stars-of-hospitality-and-catering

We also give you the opportunity to participate in the prestigious event of the Lord Mayer’s meal where you will serve dignitaries from across the Midlands.

What areas will I study?

Mandatory content includes:

  • Introduction to the industry
  • Customer service
  • Working safely
  • Menu knowledge
  • Food and beverage service
  • Food and beverage product knowledge
  • Food and beverage business finance

In addition Barista and Mixology training

If you have not achieved Grade 4 or above in GCSE maths and English, you may have the opportunity to re-take these qualifications.

Student Comments

Trip adviser review - Samuel P from Birmingham- Best kept secret in Birmingham- My second visit and if the first was good then the second was excellent. We went for the special Italian themed evening and a truly fantastic meal was served up by the students.From being welcomed with a glass of Prosecco at the door to leaving after a sumptuous taste of Italy nothing could have been better.

Trip adviser review- EllieandBeff Worcester- Excellent service and food- A wonderful restaurant full of talented and enthusiastic students. The food and service is absolutely brilliant, and much better than many establishments you’ll find in the city centre.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £1000.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.