Food and Beverage Service SVQ

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs).  Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment.  With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time.  Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

If you want to earn and learn, becoming a food and beverage apprentice is a great solution.  Work based allows you to develop skills and knowledge and therefore gain a qualification whilst you are working.  Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries and having the qualifications to be trained in food and beverage will make you even more employable.

Entry requirements

Potential students must be working in a food and beverage environment.

This course is made up of ten units and we will help you navigate your options to fit into your workplace.

This qualification gives you a good grounding of the skills and knowledge required to work in food and beverage.  You may study counter/takeaway service, table/silver service/buffet/carvery service/cocktails/wines/customer service.  You will also study food hygiene, health and safety and team working.

Modern apprentice route: You will also study five core skills (communications, working with others, problem solving, information technology and numeracy), REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene and REHIS Elementary Health and Safety and Scottish Alcohol Licensing Certificate for staff working on drink service routes within Licensed Premises.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

12 Months

Work based

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the course you may apply to progress onto SVQ 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, depending on your job role.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.