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More and more people are going out to eat, and individually spend more than £4000 a year doing so. With over 12,000 hotels in the UK and 52,000 bars, pubs and clubs, it’s fair to say the industry is on the up and in need of talented individuals to keep these businesses running. A career in hospitality could span anything from travel and tourism, to hotel management, to owning your own catering company.

Course Information

  • Levels available 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref HOSPITALITY
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees N/A

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

The best way for you to learn how prepare for an event and serve a range of dishes, is to do just that. You will kick off your career by working in The Brasserie, our award winning, on-site commercial restaurant which is open to the general public. You will learn how a restaurant and coffee shop is run properly and successfully, trying your hand at everything from serving customers to crafting bespoke menus. You will experience all different areas of the industry and receive first class support from our highly experienced tutors, who will share their contacts and links with you.

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What's next?

Previous students have gone on to work at prestigious restaurants such as Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, The Savoy, The Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva and The Lanesborough Hotel. You could use your work experience and contacts to step into a role at a restaurant, hotel or with a catering company. With the average person entering into a managerial role within hospitality before they are 30, opportunities for progression after college are great. You could also move onto an apprenticeship to extend your skills and knowledge further.

Is it for me?

You must be able to take direction and work as a team, often in heated (literally) environments where you have a tight deadline to work to. You will also have a chance to hone your leadership skills and try out different roles, finding out what suits you. You must be a logical thinker, be reactive to situations and have a creative flair. You will have chances to enter national competitions, create your own dishes and menus, and gain the relevant skills and experience to help you stand out from the rest.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).
This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a hospitality service environment. Specifically you will learn how to maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, work effectively with others as part of a hospitality team and give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.

The optional units that make up this qualification will allow you to tailor your learning to an employer’s needs and your personal interests and preferences. Units range from providing a silver service, to preparing and serving wines to resolving customer service problems. They are:

• Level 2 Food Safety in catering
• Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
• Promoting additional services or products to customers
• Preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment
• The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. AA College Restaurant of the Year 2019 and Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Restaurant of the Year 2018
• #NHTO2019 Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes East, Take Over and Gala Dinner event
• The Food Service Show and Professional Kitchen Show, NEC Birmingham
• Hotelympia, ExCel London

Entry requirements
You require GCSE Maths and English with one at least Grade C/4 and the other at least Grade D/3.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of food and beverage services. You will learn about the principles of food safety supervision, promoting food and beverage services and products and supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. You will also learn about the legislation in food and beverage service.

The optional units that make up this qualification will allow you to tailor your learning to your personal interests and preferences. Optional units range from preparing and serving a variety of food and beverages to barista skills and legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder.

Level highlights

• Barista Skills
• Food Safety Supervision
• Food and Beverage supervision
• Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. AA College Restaurant of the Year 2019 and Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Restaurant of the Year 2018
• #NHTO2019 Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes East, Take Over and Gala Dinner event
• Chafor Vineyard visit
• The Food Service Show and Professional Kitchen Show, NEC Birmingham
• Hotelympia, ExCel London

Entry Requirements

You require four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English.

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