• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This course is ideal for you if you want to work in the Hospitality Industry in a front of house position, a career that can range from hotels, restaurants, pubs and cruise ships to name but a few. You will have the opportunity to work in a realistic working environment within the College's Waterside Brasserie restaurant which is open to the public. You will learn how to develop your knowledge and practical skills which will prepare you for the employment and career progression within the hospitality industry.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Food and Drink Service
  • Selling Skills
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Development of Personal Skills
  • Customer Care in a Reception and Restaurant (Enquiries, Bookings and Payments)
  • Safe and Hygienic Working Practices
  • Food Safety
  • Preparing for Employment

You will also study English, maths or ICT as part of your main programme

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification and/ or GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.

You will be assessed through observation (with appropriate witness testimony), short online testing and on-going assignments.

On successful completion of this qualification you may progress into employment in the hospitality industry or to a Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.

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Catering and Hospitality students will have the opportunity to work in our award winning training restaurant, The Waterside Brasserie. The restaurant is open to the public across the week and all the food is prepared and served by our students in one of our five fully equipped industrial kitchens.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.