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This qualification provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector. The unit is aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served – this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants.
The programme is to introduce the full range of products used in making beverages. It covers where the products come from, and some of the processes they go through, from growing to the final drink. It also covers the importance of taking care of the products in order to provide excellent final result.
It also looks at the full range of equipment, identifies safety aspects and how to operate the equipment to deliver the desired drink quality.
The programme covers the importance of presenting a positive personal image and the use of effective communication techniques.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
This programme will be assessed by an assignment covering practical skills and underpinning knowledge.
On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following qualifications:
• Level 2 Professional Food and Beverage Service
• Level 2/3 NVQ Diplomas in Hospitality
• Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (NVQ)
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Annual Fee £61.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
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Cooking on a Budget
Open University Foundation Degree in the Professional Practice and Management of Culinary Arts HLA
Open University Foundation Degree in the Professional Practice and Management of Culinary Arts