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Air & Defence with Hospitality Services Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hospitality and Catering

Level: 2

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

This course is for learners progressing from Level 1.

Can you picture yourself working at major events? Have you dreamed of a career within some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world? If so, then a qualification in hospitality could be for you! The Hospitality Services Level 2 course is ideal for those students looking to learn food preparation, cooking and restaurant service all within one qualification. It is also suitable for students looking for a one year course or who have gained either a Level 1 in Food Preparation and Cooking and/or a Food and Beverage Service qualification. This is a Level 2 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma course and you will be required to complete your portfolio for assessment.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

Successful achievement of Level 1 Hospitality Services Diploma or equivalent. NVQ L1 Certificate in Food Preparation and NVQ L1 Food and Beverage or equivalent.

What is covered

The curriculum for the Air and Defence Career College is packed with enrichment activities ranging from expert guest speakers from our industry partners, to existing visits to RAF bases and industry workplaces, along with residential visits and adventure training.
You will undertake 30–hours of work–related activity linked closely to the Defence industry
You will participate in activities around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by The Royal Society of Engineers
You will participate in general and trade RAF station visits
You will participate in a week–long residential visit developed by the RAF
You will participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing and canoeing

For the Hospitality & Catering part of the course you will cover preparation and cooking of meat dishes, poultry dishes and vegetarian dishes. You will take part in the service of food for the restaurant and also develop restaurant service and bar service skills.

It is a five day study programme, with three days within Hospitality and Catering and two days dedicated to ADC.

How is the course assessed

Through observation whilst working in our realistic working environments and logbook completion.

Air and Defence College assessment will follow BRTC (basic recruit training course) attitude goal requirements at Grade A throughout your study. In addition you will prepare and sit the Airman Selection Test (AST) for entry in to the RAF should you wish to do so. You will also participate in the Industrial Cadet Award written assignment, presentations and practical tasks, alongside other personal development focused projects.

What can this course be combined with

English, Maths, Work Experience and Employability Skills.

What can this course lead to

This course will lead to Level 3 Professional Cookery, Level 3 Food and Beverage Service Supervision or an apprenticeship within the industry. Once successfully completing one of the Level 3 qualifications there may be possible employment into the RAF.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a uniform (approximately £300). Information on this will be provided at your interview.

And an additional £85 for Air & Defence.

Other details

All study resources are available on the college module to support with assignments and practical assessments.

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