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Food & Beverage Supervision Programme Level 3

Subject Area
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
1 year
Level 3

This programme allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the food and beverage/front of house sector. It covers all aspects of food and beverage service supervision.

You will learn the key skills required to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect from you as a supervisor. You will gain hands on experience supervising other students in a busy college restaurant. This qualification will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to effectively supervise food & beverage areas.

York College is delighted to announce that it has been selected to participate in the T Level Industry Placement Pilot (Capacity Delivery Fund). This course has been selected to take part in the pilot for this academic year allowing us to offer Industry Placements to any student enrolling onto this course.

The Work Placement Team will be in touch in due course with further details. In the meantime, you can access further work placement information by visiting our web page Work Placements Advice.

If you have any questions you can contact the Work Placement Team on 01904 770830 or

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Level 2 Hospitality Service or Food Beverage Service qualification.

What will I study?

Theory assignments will give you the underpinning knowledge to assist your understanding of the topics within practical areas, and reflective logs are used to build understanding, confidence and self-analyse your skill development.

Units include:

  • Principles of Supervising Food and Beverage Services
  • The Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Catering
  • Principles of Promoting Food and Beverage Services and Products
  • Supervise Food and Beverage Service
  • Legislation in Food and Beverage Service

There will be the opportunity to retake GCSE English or Maths (working towards grade 4) within this study programme.

Method of delivery

Attendance is full-time. Your studies will be across three to four full days per week in College. These will be mainly workshop (kitchen or restaurant) based but you will also experience formal classroom learning.

Part of your development will involve working within our commercial restaurant and interacting with both internal and external customers. Your attendance in College may involve evening sessions within the commercial restaurant environment.

All of your sessions will be college based with 20% in the classroom and 80% undertaking practical activities in our RWE (realistic working environment). Our methods of delivery will include student focused learning and formal teaching sessions, accompanied by workshops, tutorials, some independent studies, problem solving and work-based learning.

How will I be assessed?

Competence-based assessment through a portfolio of evidence, assignment and underpinning knowledge questions.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

You could progress on to other Level 3 courses in Hospitality or Business; a Higher National Diploma in International Tourism Management or Business; a BA Honours Degree in Business with Management or a higher apprenticeship at York College or another university. Potential job occupations include Catering/Restaurant Supervisor, Bartender Supervisor and Deputy Manager.

Sophie Food and Beverage Supervision Level 3

“I chose Hospitality as I loved Food Technology at school as well as cooking at home. My first job was also in catering and I loved it. I like this course as I get to develop my skills and come out with a Level 3 qualification.”

Food & Beverage Supervision Programme Level 3
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