Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AT30378 GLH: 347 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/4806/2 Units: 10 - 15 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 42

Additional Information


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision is an occupational qualification that will prepare learners for a career in hospitality supervision and management. This qualification is based on national standards and is formally supported by a range of hospitality businesses and the Institute of Hospitality - a professional body recognised in over 100 countries with a responsibility for promoting quality standards and education across the breadth of hospitality sectors.

This qualification is suitable for 16-19 year old learners and builds on existing knowledge and skills of food and beverage service to prepares learners for a career as a supervisor or manager in hospitality.

This qualification is made up of 6 mandatory units that will develop the knowledge and skills in key areas of food and beverage service, including legislation, supervising of food and beverage service, food safety and promoting services and products. Learners must also achieve a minimum of four optional units. Learners can select units of interest which include barista skills, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, preparing and serving wines and cocktails to name but a few. A full list of units and more information on the qualification's structure can be found on page 4 of the Record of Assessment (RoA) book.

Career Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to seek employment as:
- Shift/team leader/supervisor
- Assistant bar/restaurant/hotel/hospitality services manager.

Food and beverage manager and supervisor positions exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Hotels
- Restaurants
- Pubs and Gastro pubs
- HM Prisons
- Hospitals/care homes
- Visitor attractions
- Cruise liners
- Membership clubs

Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 23 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV31161 A/503/1735 Legislation in food and beverage service 3 2 18
UV31173 H/503/1728 Supervise food and beverage service 3 5 44
UV31180 K/502/0388 The principles of food safety supervision for catering 3 3 25
UV31188 L/600/1066 Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism 3 2 20
UV31195 R/503/1725 Principles of supervising food and beverage services 3 5 35
UV31202 Y/503/1726 Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products 3 6 45

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 19 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV21105 H/601/7631 Legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder 2 1 8
UV21114 J/600/8243 Barista skills 2 2 20
UV31166 D/503/1730 Prepare and serve alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages 3 4 36
UV31174 H/503/1731 Provide advice to customers on food and beverage matching 3 4 32
UV31183 K/503/1729 Prepare and serve wines 3 4 35
UV31184 K/503/1732 Prepare, cook and serve food in a food service area 3 5 44
UV31187 L/503/1724 Carve, fillet, joint and serve food in a food service area 3 5 44
UV31192 M/503/1733 Supervise hospitality events 3 5 44
UV31200 T/503/1734 Prepare and serve cocktails 3 5 41

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


*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

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

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
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 01483 448500 Visit website Surrey
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
ROC van Amsterdam +31 20 728 62 91 Visit website Netherlands
CitySmart Hospitality Management +8424 3728 6161 Visit website Vietnam
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff