VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AT20366 GLH: 320 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 600/4851/7 Units: 11 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 44

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career in the food and beverage service industry. This qualification is based on Hospitality National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the Institute of Hospitality as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for employment in the industry and progression to Technical Level qualifications at Level 3.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This qualification is one of two VTCT food and beverage service qualifications at Level 2. Whilst this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Studies, both qualifications qualify learners to work in the food and beverage service industry. The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service is made up of mandatory units which cover the full breadth knowledge and skills in the industry which prepares learners well for a range of food and beverage service settings.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Studies is smaller and includes an optional unit group so that learners can select technical units that are most relevant and desirable to meet the needs of local employers and business.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment in the food and beverage service industry. Learners will work in, and have their food and beverage skills and knowledge assessed in a 'real' or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively in food and beverage service. All of the units are mandatory and include: investigate the catering and hospitality industry, health and safety in catering and hospitality, food safety in catering, legislation in food and beverage service, principles of beverage product knowledge, principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, service of hot beverages, food and beverage service skills, handling payments and maintaining the payment point, menu knowledge and design and applying workplace skills.

This qualification is one of two VTCT food and beverage service qualifications at Level 2. Whilst this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Studies, both qualifications qualify learners to work in the food and beverage service industry. The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service is made up of mandatory units which cover the full breadth knowledge and skills in the industry which prepares learners well for a range of food and beverage service settings.

What could this qualification lead to?



Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Waiting staff in a gastro pub, restaurant or high end restaurant, or events catering company
- Bar/cellar staff in a pub or restaurant, or on a cruise liner

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking a Technical Level qualification at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision
- VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service




Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 11 components and earn a minimum of 44 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV21078 A/600/4271 Principles of beverage product knowledge 2 4 34
UV21082 D/500/8934 Investigate the catering and hospitality industry 2 4 20
UV21093 F/600/4269 Legislation in food and beverage service 2 2 12
UV21094 F/600/4272 Service of hot beverages 2 5 34
UV21096 H/500/8935 Health and safety in catering and hospitality 2 3 12
UV21097 H/502/0132 Food safety in catering 2 1 9
UV21113 J/600/4273 Food and beverage service skills 2 15 119
UV21128 L/600/4274 Handling payments and maintaining the payment point 2 3 24
UV21146 T/500/8938 Applying workplace skills 2 3 25
UV21152 T/600/1059 Principles of customer service in hospitality leisure travel and tourism 2 1 10
UV21153 T/600/4270 Menu knowledge and design 2 3 21



*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

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*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Kuching Skills College +603-40411266 Visit website Malaysia
CitySmart Hospitality Management +8424 3728 6161 Visit website Vietnam
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff

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