Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Apprenticeship (Advanced Level 3)

Course Information

  • Course Code: FS519
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds

This Apprenticeship covers a range of occupations within Hospitality and Catering, one of the largest industries in the country. If you are interested in a career in working 'front of house' you could train as waiting staff and learn how to serve customers. You could work in all sorts of kitchens from fine dining to chain restaurants through to gastro pubs. To undertake an Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering you must be committed and have the determination and motivation to succeed. 

What will I study?

Selection of units from the Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Advanced Apprenticeship:

  • Provide leadership for your team
  • Contribute to the control of resources
  • Maintain the health, safety and security of the working environment


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration /assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination


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.

Foundation Degrees generally require you to study in College from one full day a week or one afternoon and evening a week, meaning for many students you are able to continue working with the same employer you have worked with throughout your apprenticeship. 

Your Study Programme

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Future income

As a manager your salary will vary depending on the size of the organisation you work in and its location.

Trainee and assistant managers can earn around £19,000 a year. Managers of small hotels or deputy managers of larger ones can earn from £20,000 to around £35,000.

Senior or general managers can earn £60,000 or more.

Figures are intended as a guideline only



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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