Professional Food and Beverage Service (7103)

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016
Gain the skills you need to deliver a great dining experience.  You'll learn essential skills in areas like food service, food safety, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service and menu design.

Level 3 Diploma In Food and Beverage Service Supervision UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

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32

These qualifications are for anyone who works in or wants to work in front of house in a restaurant or other food and beverage service venue. You don't need any previous experience or qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

For these Food and Beverage Service qualifications you'll most likely learn in a group environment with your training provider. In some cases, you may be able to complete parts of this qualification on the job, not just training provided in the workplace. You'll demonstrate what you've learned using both practical and knowledge assessments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You are interested in working in front of house in a restaurant. You want to build the skills and knowledge you need to deliver a high level of service in a variety of environments.

Level 2
This level is suitable for you if you have already achieved the level 1 qualification and wish to progress, you are currently in employment and wish to further your knowledge and education.

Level 3
This level is suitable for those who wish to specialise in particular areas of food service, offering an opportunity to achieve the certificate and/or the diploma.  This can be taken in a full time environment or as part time by those in employment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving a Food and Beverage Service qualification can help you work in roles such as:

  • Catering/Restaurant manager
  • Chef
  • Sommelier/Wine waiter
  • Waiter/Waitress

This qualification can also help you if you're interested in running your own business in the hospitality and catering area.

If you'd like to advance into a management role, you may wish to progress onto an additional qualification:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (7250)
  • A leadership and management qualification via our sister organisation The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these Food and Beverage Service qualifications you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete all aspects of the qualification.

While you'll likely deliver this qualification using a group-based learning setting, for some learners you may wish to design the qualification so it can be completed on the job in the workplace.

You'll assess learners via practical and knowledge assessments.

  • Centres currently offering the Levels 1 Certificate in Professional Food & Beverage Service (7103-01) will gain automatic approval for 7103-05/16/17
  • Centres currently offering the Levels 2 Diploma in Professional Food & Beverage Service (7103-02) will gain automatic approval for 7103-06/20/21
  • Centres offering the 7103-06 will be given automatic approval to offer the 7103-12.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 1

This level will suit you if you are interested in working in front of house in a restaurant. You want to build the skills and knowledge you need to deliver a high level of service in a variety of environments.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of hospitality roles including:

  • Bar staff
  • Table or counter service
  • Kitchen assistant
  • Housekeeping
  • Administration.

Level 1 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service (7103-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service

  • Accreditation No: 601/0859/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 183 - 183 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service Skills (7103-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 500/9141/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 101 - 101 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (7103-16)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Services Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/0621/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Services Skills (7103-17)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/0622/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 107 - 119 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you work in the food and beverage service industry in front of house, or you want to move into that role. You'd like to fill in any gaps in your front of house skills, perhaps to advance to a more senior position.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of hospitality roles including:

  • Bar staff
  • Table or counter service
  • Kitchen assistant
  • Housekeeping
  • Administration.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (7103-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014
Replacement qualification (7103-06)

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

  • Accreditation No: 500/7478/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 320 - 320 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (7103-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

  • Accreditation No: 601/0993/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 303 - 303 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service Skills (7103-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 500/8698/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 186 - 244 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (7103-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Award in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/0992/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 44 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (7103-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/0602/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 108 - 119 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/0603/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 108 - 119 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

Level 3 is ideal if you have plenty of experience working in the hospitality environment. You want to progress to a role as supervisor in front of house.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of hospitality roles including:

  • Bar staff
  • Table or counter service
  • Kitchen assistant
  • Housekeeping
  • Administration.

Level 3 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Supervision (7103-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Supervision

  • Accreditation No: 600/2079/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 23 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 187 - 187 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision (7103-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision

  • Accreditation No: 600/2078/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 354 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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