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, which allows you to learn and study whilst working within a realistic, professional environment. 

You will be given the unique opportunity to support the running of the College restuarant, Scholars, which allows you management experience within a professional environment. You will be working to standards, which are required by employers within the catering and hospitality industry and on completion, this course will demonstrate that you are competent to supervise in the various hospitality sectors.

You will also have the opportunity to develop and deliver your own event, plus supporting the College in delivering high profile events within the Blackburn and Darwen area.

You will study:-

  • Food and beverage service
  • Supervision customer care service performance
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Food and beverage matching
  • Superivising hospitality events


What will I study?

 You will learn:-

  • 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


Entry Requirements

To study on the Level 3 Diploma, you will need to have completed a Level 2 Food and Beverage Service or an equivalent qualification.

You will also need to have a strong work ethic, a passion for food and be able to effectively manage customers and colleagues.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by:

  • Observation
  • Projects and assignments
  • Questioning (which could be verbal, written)


What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Level 3 course, you will be able look forward to a career as a restaurant supervisor, bar staff, Sommelier or work within the banqueting and events industry.

Alternatively, many students progress to the University Centre at Blackburn College, where we have a range of relevant degrees.

Particular courses students progress on to include:

  • Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA 
  • 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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