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Catering and Hospitality

Professional Food and Beverage Services Level 1 Introductory Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in January 2024. This course will take 16 weeks to complete, term-time only.

Entry requirements

You will need two GCSE’s at grade 2 (E) or above including Maths and English.

You will achieve

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (City & Guilds)

Course overview

This qualification is for those who want to work front of house within a hospitality environment. It is also for those learners that want a rounded knowledge of both front of house and the kitchen, which will enable them to look at more senior positions in the future. This qualification covers all aspects of the food and beverage service, it will deliver the key skills required by the learner to ensure they will have a thorough understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect of them.

Course content

Units consist of;

  • Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry.
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality.
  • Legislation in food and beverage service.
  • Dealing with payments and bookings.
  • Food and beverage service skills.
  • Bar service skills.
  • Hot beverage service skills.
  • Food safety in catering.

While this course is practical, there will be end of unit tests set by City & Guilds. The theory elements will underpin the skills you learn in practical lessons and are question and assignment based.

We run a very professional department and your uniform and equipment is integral to that professionalism. You are required to provide your own uniform and equipment, such as knives.
At college we use a local supplier who gives a good discount to all our learners and we will provide you with a uniform and equipment list.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

This course is aimed at people working in, or seeking employment in, the catering and hospitality industry.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £822. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

Extra information

You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Professional Food and Beverage Services Level 1 Introductory Certificate Part-time

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