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Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services - NVQ Level 2


A qualification for people who are either working or want to work in the Catering Industry. This covers skill areas such as food preparation, food and drinks service.


There are a wide variety of jobs available within our industry and we can offer Apprenticeships that cover both food production and food and drink service. If you want to be a chef you will work in a kitchen along side professional chefs learning and developing your skills in cookery.

If customer service is the area that you want to work in then you could be working in a restaurant or bar and be involved in the service and presentation of food and drink. You will develop your skills and gain work based experience. You will also complete a Technical Certificate that will introduce you to the Principles of Hospitality and Catering and Functional Skills.


Candidates will be assessed in the workplace and supported by an industry competent Training Officer

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability by a Training Officer. Applicants will be expected to be in relevant employment with the support of an employer who can offer work that supports NVQ completion; however those without an employer will be given job seeking assistance by the Training Officer.

Interview Process

Interview with Training Officer

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

A course for people who are either working or want to work in the Catering Industry.

What will be studied?

Students will work towards qualifications in Food Preparation, Food Service or Drinks Service. More specific details available on request.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

NVQ 2 in Hospitality & Catering (specific to the skill area)

How is the course assessed?

Students will be assessed in the workplace

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Once you have completed your Apprenticeship programme you can continue to add to your skill base by undertaking specialist qualifications. Alternatively you can apply for supervisory or management roles having become a valuable resource with good industry experience and a nationally recognised qualification

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various start dates throughout the year
  • Hours per week: Work Based Learning
  • Days: Assessed in the workplace
  • Start Time:
  • End Time:
  • Duration: 12-18 months
  • Course Fees: No fees payable for learners aged 16-18. For applicants over 18, please contact us for more information
  • Venue: Workplace
  • Faculty: Work Based Learning
  • Department Manager: Kath Bradwell


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Hospitality Services Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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