Food and Beverage Supervision Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: FS024
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

This course is a nationally recognised qualification gained in a realistic working environment, you will be working to standards which are required by employers within this industry. This course will demonstrate that you are competent to supervise in the various hospitality sectors.

What will I study?

Units you may be studying include:-

  • Principles of supervising food and beverage service
  • Principles of supervising customer care service performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Prepare and serve wine
  • Provide advice to customers on food and beverage matching
  • Supervise hospitality events Legal and social responsibilities of personal license holders (British Institute of Innkeeping)
  • Barista skills

There will be a provision for you to study pre GCSE alongside this qualification where necessary to enable you to progress onto Higher Education should you wish.

Entry Requirements

To study on the Level 3 Diploma, you will need NVQ Level 2 Food and Beverage Service or an equivalent qualification. You will also need to have a strong work ethic and be able to manage people.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in the following methods:

  • Observation
  • Projects and assignments
  • Questioning (this could be verbal, written)
What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 course, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.

Particular courses students progress on to include: Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA or Hospitality Management (with Events Management) Foundation Degree FdA. Following your foundation degree you are able to progress on to a Top Up Year which means you can achieve a BA (Hons) qualification, validated by Lancaster University, in three years in total.

Your Study Programme

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The catering and hospitality department are based in the Elizabeth Building and have practical training rooms for professional chefs, pastry chefs and bakers. We also have a real production kitchen that provides meals for Scholars restaurant and Café Central, which are staffed by students and open to the public on a daily basis.

Enrichment & Employability

We have a list of reputable local employers who we work closely with, including Blackburn Rovers FC, Northcote Manor, Mytton Fold Hotel and The Millstone at Mellor, where students are involved in match day and corporate hospitality events. A number of our students also work alongside enterpreneurs at the local market, learning how to develop their own business, and some have carried out workshops with The Wellbeing Farm to learn about food provenance and sustainability.

Students are encouraged to learn additional skills alongside their course such as healthy eating, knife skills, creating with sugar and take part in master-classes in Indian cuisine and cookery.

Many of our students also take part in local and national competitions such the ‘Young Chef of the Year’, ‘Let’s Go British’ and ‘North West Commis Chef of the Year’, which not only enhances your skills and competitiveness, but your attractiveness to employers in the future.

Blackburn College has brought many well-known chefs into the limelight – our renowned ex-students include:

  • Steve Smith, Head Chef, The Freemasons
  • Nigel Smith, TV chef, Restaurateur, Consultant
  • Jonathon Sharpe, Global Quality Assurance Director, Hilton Hotels
  • Peter Gardiner, General Manager Calder stones NHS hospital
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