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Professional Food and Beverage Services — VRQ Level 1 Award

Course information

This qualification meets the needs of students who want to work in front of house within a hospitality environment.
The qualification covers all aspects of food and beverage service, it will deliver the key skills required to ensure you will have a thorough understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect of you.
You’ll learn essential skills in food service, handling payments, bookings, serving hot and cold beverages, food safety, bar service and menu design.
On this course you will do enrichment activities, visit hotels, have the opportunity to develop skills ready for level 2 course.
On successful completion of this qualification it is recommended you progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service.


VRQ Level 1 Certificate in introduction to 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

This course is suitable for 16-18 year olds. Minimum entry requirements are good basic skills in English as you will be expected to take food orders, read wine labels and apply simple maths to calculate bills etc.., it would be desirable to have a reasonable skill level of using computers and word processing as great resources will be available for you to develop and enhance your skills in this area.

Why study with us?

The college has experts teaching you front of house skills who are passionate about developing you to be the best. Whilst on the course you will participate in work experience and be offered a wide range of enrichment opportunities for you to develop your skills further, previously we have had Liverpool Football Club showcasing both their kitchen and front of house teams to our students, we also have a visitor economy week were our front of house students have visited establishments around the city and have had guided tours of the Pullman Hotel and Titanic Hotel, we have even participated in a hotel takeover. Work experience is a fundamental part of the course and these work place skills will develop your skills and give you the confidence and skills to gain employment.
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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163180

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. 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 £18,135 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

Fee for21/22 is 822.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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