Professional Food and Beverage Services — VRQ Level 1 Award

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Course information

This course is aimed at those interested in working in front of house in a restaurant. You'll gain the skills you need to deliver a high level of service. You'll learn essential skills in food service, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, food safety, bar service and menu design.


VRQ Level 1 Award in Professional Food and Beverage Services

This course leads to...

Further progression onto a level 2 course.

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

Catering/Restaurant manager
Sommelier/Wine waiter

Entry Requirements

You must be 16-18. Minimum entry requirements are GCSE grades F-G or above in English and Maths, or achievement of Entry 3 in the college online initial assessment tests in English and Maths. It is desirable to have a reasonable level of ICT, you will also be subject to interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 158520

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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