Hospitality & Catering Beverage Qualification Level 2

Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Beverage Service) Level 2

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Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Beverage Service)

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

Learners will develop the underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the hospitality industry in roles such as waiting staff or bar work in licensed or unlicensed premises.
This is a work-based qualification, which will allow Learners to develop the generic knowledge, skills and understanding essential for working in a hospitality environment, such as maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, and
giving customers a positive impression of themselves and their organisation in a hospitality environment. Learners are required to take four mandatory units which cover the generic knowledge and understanding needed in a hospitality environment. They then have a choice of optional units covering different areas within beverage service and general activities

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is suitable for those who work within the hospitality sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into or within employment in the hospitality sector in roles such as bar or waiting staff or counter assistant in a cafe, and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area.
On completion of this qualification, Learners may progress to:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beverage Service 
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services 
  • Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles 


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