Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma Level 3

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The Level 3 Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma is designed to recognise occupational competence for anyone with a supervisory or leadership role in the hospitality industry. You will study topics such as: supervising food and beverage services, food safety supervision, supervising customer service performance and legislation in food and beverage service.

What will I do?

To achieve the Level 3 Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma you must achieve a total of 42 credits.

The following are compulsory units and will accrue 19 credits:

  • Principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products
  • Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality
  • Supervise food and beverage service
  • Legislation in food and beverage service

The rest of your credits can be obtained from a choice of the following optional units:

  • Carve, fillet, joint and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare, cook and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Provide advice to customers on food and beverage matching
  • Supervise hospitality events
  • Prepare and serve cocktails
  • Barista Skills
  • Legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma are a VRQ in Professional Food and Beverage Service.

The Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for four days a week, 9:00am-4:30pm.

The Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £2583.
If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Ongoing portfolio building and supplementary questions.

You would be able to progress to Foundation and Hospitality degree programmes or more generic management qualifications such as those offered by the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute.

There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.

Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.

With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.

What will I gain?

  • Build your confidence, self-reliance and independence in the workplace.
  • Enhance the learning from your college course.
  • Develop your experience and expand your CV.
  • Give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you may want to go into after finishing your course.
  • May lead to further opportunities such as paid employment or an apprenticeship on completion of your course.
  • Take a step forward professionally, knowing the behaviours expected in the workplace.

What will I do?

  • You will take part in an average of 50 days placement in a role that is directly relevant to your course, in an external organisation.
  • You will develop the practical and technical skills required for your profession/trade.
  • You will develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork and time management.

An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.

For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227

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