Course Details

  • To prepare you for work in the hospitality or catering industries, this Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service will help you understand a variety of topics relevant to the industry and give you the skills you’ll need get a promising job in this sector.

    This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the customer service in the hospitality industry and food safety in catering. Furthermore, you will learn about preparing and serving drinks and food service.
    This 36-week, full-time course, starting in September 2017, will also teach you the different food groups and their contribution to a healthy, balanced diet.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes

  • Throughout this course, you will build a portfolio of work. You will also be assessed through practical tests in a realistic working environment and written assignments.

    You may spend some time learning in the classroom too, and another part of the assessment will involve completing some portfolio tasks.

  • Once you’ve completed this certificate, you’ll be well equipped to begin your career in the hospitality industry. You’ll also have the qualifications needed to study a higher level course with us at The Manchester College, such as our VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering or VTCT Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (QCF).

    With the skills you’ve learnt, you’ll be able to work across the industry in restaurants, hotels and commercial catering organisations, succeeding in a wide variety of career options to suit your interests and abilities. Link to Careers

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  • To help you finance your course at The Manchester College, there are a number of different funding options available. You may be eligible for reductions in fees or special bursaries, or you might want to look at the different kinds of loans that can help you out.

    We’ve put together everything you need to know about Fees, Funding and Finance , so take a look and see which options are suitable for you.


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  • Would you like to find out more about the course or explore how it might help your career? Our dedicated team are more than happy to answer any questions you might have, either about this course specifically or about finance, applications or anything you might want to chat about!

    Just let us know how we can help! You can get in touch with them here, and ask anything you want! Make an enquiry

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