Hospitality Management and Supervision – Food Service and Events Level 3

The Hospitality Management and Supervision – Food Service and Events Level 3 study programme is a new and exciting qualification for students who are passionate about gaining employment in the diverse sector of hospitality supervision and management.

Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

What Will I Learn?

Culminating in the planning and running of your own event,  you will gain the necessary knowledge and practical experience required to begin your path into the management of hospitality, food & beverage supervision and event management.

Teaching and support is provided by highly experienced industry professionals through a highly enriched programme and external visits. In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Hospitality Management and Supervision – Food Service and Events Level 3 units may include:

  • Planning and managing a hospitality event
  • Service styles, leadership and communication
  • Team development
  • Marketing, promotion & financial control in hospitality
  • Health and safety
  • Beverage service including food matching, cocktails & wine
  • Gastronomy and the dining experience
  • Restaurant reception and booking process
  • Work experience – a minimum of 2 weeks
Entry Requirements
  • 5 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in
    a relevant Level 2 qualification
  • An interview

At the beginning of the course students must complete a successful induction period to ensure they are on the appropriate pathway.

It is desirable that all learners have an interest in the hospitality industry possibly including work experience or part time job within the hospitality industry.

A cost will apply for uniform and excursions.

Previous Trips and Visits

New York including visiting the Culinary Institute of America, New York fish market, Broadway Theatre,  the Torres chocolate factory and watching basketball matches.

London hotel visits:  The Dorchester, Savoy, Billingsgate fish market, The Goring, The Shard, Borough Market

Local visits: Direct meats, Kelly Bronze Turkey farm, Crowne Plaza Five lakes Hotel, GreyFriars Hotel, Holiday Inn & many others.

What Can I Do Next?

The following pathway has been produced after consultation with industry professionals and employers to show possible course progression and career opportunities.

Meet a Tutor
How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Hospitality Management and Supervision – Food Service and Events Level 3
LevelLevel 3
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,583


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