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Professional Food and Beverage Service

Course Code: FBS2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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 high-profile external events all around Plymouth, such as 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 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: FBS2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Alfie Vickers

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