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Food & Drink Service Level 1

Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: NVQ
Course Level: Level 1
Location: The Hub
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

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 laws.

Course Structure

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.

Course Assessment

Assessment for NVQ qualifications is achieved by practical assessments or required tasks or job roles and written short answer questions.

Entry Requirements

  • 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 Hospitality Industry

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.


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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.

Course Costs

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 interview.


A full front of house uniform is required for all students enrolling on this course.

Specific Course Information Contact

Julia Calvert on 01302 558350 or

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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