MIXOLOGY, ADVANCED WINE, SUPERVISION AND EVENTS

Level 3
Diploma Food and Beverage Service Supervision

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Course Level

Level 3

Duration

1 year full-time

Placement

Included in course

Entry

September (2021)

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Do you have a background of studying or working in food and beverage service? Looking to take your knowledge to the next level? Our Mixology, Advanced Wine, Supervision and Events college course is the perfect next step to enhance your training and give you a qualification that will open doors in the vibrant world of hospitality.

Designed for anyone with a Level 2 in Food and Beverage Service or a couple of years’ experience in a restaurant or bar, this Level 3 supervision course will give you deeper knowledge of the restaurant, private dining and bar trade. Focusing on mixology and bar skills, wine knowledge and supervising events, the course will prepare you to lead a hospitality team effectively and deliver an excellent customer dining experience.

To put your skills into practice, you will lead students on our Level 2 course in service delivery within our award-winning Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food and cocktail bar, as well as having work placement opportunities within the industry. With the hospitality and events sector ready to bounce back from a challenging period, not to mention the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022, now is a fantastic time to train at one of the UK’s premier hospitality training colleges and put yourself in prime position for new job opportunities when you graduate.

Why choose this college course?

  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Get unbeatable practical experience serving customers in our training restaurant and cocktail bar on campus
  • WORK PLACEMENT – Boost your CV with an industry placement via our extensive network, with opportunities available at high profile restaurants, hotels and more
  • ENRICHMENT – Enjoy an unrivalled enrichment programme, including advanced wine knowledge, opportunities to work in top restaurants and events or enter industry competitions
  • MOVE UP TO UNIVERSITY – Complete this course and get a Level 3 Diploma in Food Service Supervision, enabling you to progress onto university courses such as our food and hospitality degrees
  • TEAM SCOTLAND PARTNERSHIP – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes

Our facilities

University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus provides the perfect environment for students on our food and drink service courses to boost their skills across different service styles.

Course breakdown

Topics you will study:

  • Restaurant Skills
  • Introduction to Bar and Mixology
  • Wine Knowledge and Skills
  • Customer Care and Sales
  • Culinary Skills
  • Supervising Food and Beverage
  • Restaurant Management
  • Mixology
  • Sommelier Service
  • Wine and Food Pairing
  • Promotion of Product

You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment.

Maths and English

To help you secure your dream career, you will also continue developing your maths and English skills alongside your full-time course. If you haven’t achieved GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths at age 16, you will continue to study these through resits or taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.

How maths will support your career

  • Making measurements (including weighing) in serving food and drink properly
  • Making adjustments for time and temperature in food preparation
  • Using fractions for recipes and serving sizes
  • Using geometry to enhance the presentation of food
  • Handling nutritional data to inform choices about health and balanced diet
  • Effective stock management in restaurants and bars

How English will support your career

  • Using accurate spelling and specialist vocabulary for presenting quality menus
  • Developing good speaking and listening skills for communicating with colleagues and customers
  • Improving your reading accuracy when following instructions and recipes
  • Enhancing your CV or advertising your business with the correct use of English

Entry requirements

  • To apply for Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification, and ideally English and/or maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above.
  • Alternatively, you will need at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • You should be committed, enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed in the hospitality industry.

Key information

Teaching and assessment

You will be assessed throughout your course as you work towards completing your Level 3, including observation, practical duties and assignments. The emphasis is on practical assessments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Uniform and kit costs

This course requires a uniform and kit costing approximately £110, depending on the items you purchase. (Prices are subject to change each year – exact costs and information on how to order required items will be provided to you prior to enrolment.)

You may be eligible for the Learner Support Fund, which assists college students with course-related costs such as essential uniform, equipment and travel. For more information, please visit our Financial Support for College Students page.

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Percentage
70%

of graduate employers say relevant experience is essential to getting a job with them

Work placements

Work placements offer a wealth of benefits alongside your studies, helping you put your learning into practice, develop your skills and understanding of the workplace, boost your CV for your chosen career or enhance your UCAS application for higher education. Our hired@UCB team can help find the ideal placement for you.

Alongside training in our restaurants and kitchens on campus, students on our college food service courses have the opportunity to gain additional experience on placements in settings such as corporate hospitality, banqueting, restaurants, hotels or licensed premises such as pubs and cocktail bars. Placements can last from 70-350 hours dependent on the level of study, with many of our past students subsequently being offered part-time jobs.

Work alongside experts in your sector

A snapshot of some of the employers we have worked with:

  • Simpsons (Birmingham)
  • Purnell’s (Birmingham)
  • Opheem (Birmingham)
  • Adams (Birmingham)
  • Park Regis (Birmingham)
  • Amadeus (Birmingham)
  • Village Hotel and Leisure Club (Dudley)
  • Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club (Warwickshire)

As part of my course, I get to serve real-life customers in the working training kitchens. This gives you a great introduction to the industry and experience first-hand. Most colleges just do the theory, so it’s really good to have the practical side, especially for a practical learner like myself.

Russell Foxall Level 3 Food and Beverage Service [Now Mixology, Advanced Wine, Supervision and Events]

Career opportunities

The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.

Public house manager / gastro pub manager

£27,500 - £38,000

Restaurant manager (casual dining – Michelin)

£25,000 - £42,000

Catering supervisor (cafeteria, events, Nando’s)

£17,761 - £19,500

Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)

£27,500 - £31,000

Wine merchant

Average Salary: £25,500

Butler (private households, royalty)

£17,000 – £100,000

Aspiring to a higher level career? Complete this course and you could progress onto our Culinary Arts Management degree.

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