Food and Beverage

Level 2 in the National Qualifications Framework

Hospitality is an exciting industry to choose as a career, as part of the wider leisure, travel and tourism sector. The industry comprises some of the biggest employers and it is estimated that 855,000 staff will be recruited by 2017 to replace those who leave or retire.

Modules covered

The modules are tailored according to the specific apprenticeship role and focus on both technical skills, such as bartending/waiting, as well as soft skills, such as communication, language, friendliness.


The minimum duration for this course is 12 months, with prior learning and experience counting towards reducing the duration.

Career Path

With a Food and Beverage/Catering apprenticeship on hand, one thing you’re not going to lack is job options and opportunities. Depending on the level of the apprenticeship you are completing, you will be able to consider jobs as Waiter/Waitress, including Silver Service or Front of House Manager and Hotel Supervisor.

Entry requirements

There is generally no minimum entry of previous experience required for this qualification.