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Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

This Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision is a Technical qualification, which has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and trade bodies to set the standard and content. This qualification is made up of 6 mandatory units that will develop the knowledge and skills in key areas of food and beverage service, including legislation, supervising of food and beverage service, food safety and promoting services and products.

What topics are covered?

A range of topics including but not limited to: Food safety and health and safety for food and beverage service. Controlling costs in food and beverage service. Principles of excellent customer service. Principles of team working. Preparing for and closing after a food and beverage session. Cold drinks service. Food service. Hot drinks and Barista service. Food and safety hygiene in the kitchen. Planning and preparing for service. Menu planning and costing. Meat and offal. Poultry. Fish and shellfish. Vegetables and vegetable dishes. Stocks and soups. Pastry and bakery products. Desserts. Farinaceous and egg dishes. Biscuits, cakes and sponges.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to develop the skills and knowledge needed to develop their career in Food and Beverage. Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to seek employment as: shift/team leader/supervisor or Assistant bar/restaurant/hotel/hospitality services manager.

What are the entry requirements?

Four full GCSEs at grades C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

What qualifications will I gain?

Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Supervision L3 (tech cert).

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

The delivery will include a combination weekly theory and practical skill classes and RWE sessions with members of the public.

What hours will I be in college?

Monday: 09:00 – 16:00


Tuesday: 09:00 – 14:30


Wednesday: 09:00 – 14:30

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed by a variety of methods including: External examinations. Graded Assessment. Portfolio.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to seek employment as: shift/team leader/supervisor or assistant bar/restaurant/hotel/hospitality services manager.

Are there any additional costs?

All students are required to purchase uniform, kit list and necessary text books. Information supplied on acceptance of offer. There may be some additional costs for trips during the year, these are optional.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

You will gain experience in our on-site state-of-the-art kitchens and restaurant facilities such as The Shrubbery Restaurant and Bistro.

Which department is this course in?

Hospitality, Hair, Beauty and Spa Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus. A member of staff from the department will meet you there.

What do I need to bring?

£10 deposit for a locker. Your uniform and equipment. Stationary.

What else do I need to know?

Students will be expected to attend English and Maths lessons, complete work experience and volunteering hours as part of their study programme.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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