Food & Drink Service Level 1
Working in the realistic working environment of the Waterfront
Restaurant and conference centre, you will learn how to prepare the
restaurant and service areas for buffets, luncheons, evening meals
and takeaways whilst complying with food and health and safety
This course will run alongside the NVQ Level 1 Diploma
Introduction to Professional Cookery or can be studied as a stand
alone qualification. Units covered include maintaining a safe &
hygienic working environment, teamwork, customer care, maintaining
food safety, preparing areas for table service, providing a table
or tray service.
You will also study functional skills which may include Maths,
English and IT.
Assessment for NVQ qualifications is achieved by practical
assessments or required tasks or job roles and written short answer
- 2 GCSEs grades G and above
- An entry level 3 in numeracy and literacy
- For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
- All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and
English and attend an interview
- You should have an interest and commitments to working in the
Course Progression Routes
Following successful completion learners may progress onto NVQ
level 2 Food and Drink service and after completion.
Course Career Prospects
This qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment
serving food and drink to customers in the hospitality industry.
This could be in restaurants, conference centres, event catering
and contract catering.
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.
Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are
beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are
optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will
be provided at the time of interview.
As part of the course a two week local or national work
placement is undertaken along with trips and guest speakers from
local hospitality outlets.
There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However,
you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips
and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your
A full front of house uniform is required for all students
enrolling on this course.
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Free phone: 0800 358 7575