Hospitality - Food & Beverage Service Skills 1

What is special about this course?

The Food & Beverage Service Skills 1 course incorporates a City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Skills. 

This course is ideal if you are interested in working in front of house in a restaurant, as it covers all aspects of food and beverage service.

You will learn key skills and knowledge required to offer a high level of service in a variety of hospitality environments.  You will also gain an understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect of you.

This qualification can either be used as an entry point to the industry or as an additional skill that can be added to existing hospitality qualifications.

Special Features
• You can study flexibly part-time across the duration of 60 hours at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy
• You will learn relevant skills
• You will undertake hands-on practical training
• You will gain a recognised City & Guilds qualification
• This course is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in the hospitality industry

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Food and Beverage Service Skills 

This unit provides the opportunity for you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in serving food and beverages for counter and table service.

This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment, including a short written test covering both knowledge and practical skills.

You will develop core and essential skills during this award, you will have written and verbal communication in the restaurant as well as cash and card transactions to evidence for numeracy, ICT will be operating the EPOS system and also building a portfolio of evidence.

Essential skills will be highlighted through work in the realistic work environment, team working, presentation and time management.


No equipment or kit requirements.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face-to-face, delivered over 60 hours, in the Beechtree Restaurant at Moray College UHI campus.

How long will my course last?

Part-time: 60 hours (Cost £120)

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

Flexible from September


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service or progress to another Hospitality and Tourism Academy course.

You could also enter the workplace as Front of House staff at entry level.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.