Hospitality Services (Level 2)

Hospitality Services (Level 2)

Subject Area: Catering & Hospitality


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 148952
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or maths,


    Level 1 Introduction to Hospitality including level 1 English & maths.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This qualification provides a real opportunity for you to gain work-specific skills and knowledge of services within the hospitality industry. It will provide an opportunity to connect your technical learning with real-life work placement, through the work experience element of your course. There will be other non-qualification activities which you will engage in whilst studying, such as enrichment activities which might include the development of employability skills, team work, customer service, safe working practices, and problem solving techniques, which are really important when thinking about working in this industry. You will also receive personal tutorials, which will provide opportunities to set meaningful targets for yourself and to carry out self-evaluation and reflection.

    This study programme includes a range of units assessed across the kitchen and restaurant side of hospitality which will involve evening sessions within Chef's Whites restaurant. This is alongside compulsory events that will take place throughout the year on mid-week evenings. For that reason, we recommend that any part-time employment is kept strictly to weekends, as you will be required to come in for all practical sessions.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Kitchen | Chef's Whites restaurant

    Course Highlights

    This study programme places the focus on covering the skills and techniques required to deliver food and beverage service to guests/customers. You will develop both the knowledge and the practical skills which will allow you to work in a variety of establishments and settings, including hotels, restaurants, and specialist events catering.

    Core Skills Covered: Customer Service | Teamwork | Leadership | Budgeting | Financial | Hands-on

    Next Steps

    40% of students on this course moved straight into full time employment in the Hospitality industry, working in hotels, restaurants, cafes, or progressing into event catering in the corporate world. Other students chose to undertake Apprenticeships within Hospitality or to study other related courses such as Food Preparation and Service Level 2.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    £260 for uniform/kit, and £150 for trips/materials.

    Kayley - BTEC Level 2 First Diploma In Hospitality

    I successfully completed my Level 2 Front Office NVQ and attended two placements, one in Suffolk New College’s Learning Curve and one out in industry, at Hintlesham Hall - both of which really helped my confidence.