Bar, Cocktail and Professional Service Level 2
Diploma Professional Food and Beverage Service
Looking to take your first steps into the exciting and vibrant world of hospitality? Want to develop practical skills and knowledge that will help you become the public face of the sector? Our Bar, Cocktail and Professional Service college course will provide you with essential training and real-world experience to give you the ideal start to your hospitality career journey.
This Level 2 course covers food service waiter/waitressing skills, bar tending, customer care and entry level cocktails, all taught by highly experienced and passionate industry experts. Serving real guests in our award-winning Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food and cocktail bar, you will develop a combination of soft and technical skills that will enable you to deliver outstanding customer care.
With the hospitality and events industry ready to bounce back from a challenging period, not to mention the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022, now is a fantastic time to get started training at one of the UKs premier hospitality training colleges and put yourself in prime position for new job opportunities in the sector.
Not available for international student visa applicants
- Ideally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. However, our hospitality lecturers are looking for students who are keen to work in a customer-focused environment and who would like to develop soft skills like communication and teamwork to boost personal development, so please contact us if you have not achieved these grades.
- School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.
- You should be committed, enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed in the hospitality industry.
To help you secure your dream career, you will also continue developing your maths and English skills alongside your full-time course. If you havent achieved GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths at age 16, you will continue to study these through resits or taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.
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Topics you will study:
- Restaurant Skills
- Table Theatre
- Menu Knowledge
- Beverage Product Knowledge
- Bar and Introduction to Mixology
- Wine Knowledge and Service Skills
- Customer Care and Sales
- Wine and Food Pairing
- Promotion of Product
Teaching and assessment
You will be assessed throughout your course as you work towards completing your Level 2, including observation, practical duties and assignments. The emphasis is on practical assessments.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Course Duration : 1 year full-time
- Course Start : September (2021)
Course fee for the course (Level 2) - £1291
Course Level - Level 2
On completing this course, you can progress onto our Level 3 supervision course, paving the way to an industry career or higher level study in the hospitality arena.
This gives you a great introduction to the industry and experience first-hand. Most colleges just do the theory, so it’s really good to have the practical side, especially for a practical learner like myself.
On completion of the Level 2, you could progress onto our Mixology, Advanced Wine, Supervision and Events Level 3 course, or you could pursue a range of employment opportunities within the industry.
Note: Some roles below may require further study/training. The roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.
- Public house manager / gastro pub manager - £27,500 - £38,000
- Restaurant manager (casual dining - Michelin) - £25,000 - £42,000
- Catering supervisor (cafeteria, events, Nandos) - £17,761 - £19,500
- Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel) - £27,500 - £31,000
- Wine merchant - Average Salary: £25,500
- Butler (private households, royalty) - £17,000 - £100,000
About this institute
University College of Birmingham
Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...
Why study at University College Birmingham
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So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?
The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.
The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.
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