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Professional Food and Beverage Service

Course Code: FBS2A

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Thursdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

If you want to work in the food and beverage industry, this City & Guilds Professional Food and Beverage course is a great starting point. This training course at City College Plymouth will help you gain knowledge and skills within the food and beverage service area. You will undertake topics around understanding menus, legislation, the food and beverage business, and dealing with payments. You will further your learning by undertaking practical elements around the bar and hot drinks service whilst also working in a food service area such as a restaurant. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work at external events all around Plymouth; last year’s highlights included MTV Crashes Plymouth and Flavour Fest.

What you'll learn

The subjects you will study include:

  • working in food and beverage areas
  • food safety
  • events
  • marketing and promotion
  • customer service activities
  • preparing, cooking and serving food in a food service area.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need to have GCSEs a grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, as well as an interest in serving customers and working at events.


Assessment will be through practical work and assignments.

What's next?

On successful completion you may wish to progress to the level 3 course in Supervision of Food and Beverage Service.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.