NVQ Bar ServiceSt Helens College
Price on request
- St helens
Frequent Asked Questions
There are no formal qualifications necessary to join the programme. However you must be 18 years of age by September 2007. Potential students should have a high standard of personal hygiene and good social skills, and possess a positive attitude towards customer service. You will be required to attend an interview.
NVQ Level 2
Programme Code: SH2BN
Awarding Body: HAB
Related Programme Areas: HOSPITALITY
Who is the programme for? This programme is designed for anyone who would like to pursue a career in 'on-licensed' premises. The programme is also useful for those already working within the industry and who would like to gain a qualification in bar service.
What will I study? This programme enables the student to gain all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a comprehensive bar service. You will study 4 mandatory units, and 3 optional units each from 2 categories: Mandatory Units: * maintain a safe and secure working environment * customer care skills * maintain and deal with payments * create and maintain effective working relationships Category 1 - Choose 3 from the following: * prepare the bar area and serve draught drinks * prepare the bar area and serve drinks by free pouring or optics * prepare the bar area and serve bottled drinks * prepare the service area and serve soft drinks Category 2 - choose 3 from the following: * receive and store stock * maintain cellars and kegs * store, prepare and maintain cask conditioned beers * provide a table drink service * clean drink dispense lines
Entry to the Programme?
How is it assessed? There are no conventional exams. Instead candidates need to practically demonstrate their ability to do the job. All practical assessments will take place in the College's own Beechams Bar.
Future prospects? Candidates who successfully complete the programme will be able to progress onto the NVQ On-licensed Premises Supervisory Level 3 programme. Alternatively, they will be qualified to work in a wide variety of bars in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries including pubs, night clubs, private clubs, cruise liners, hotels and restaurants.
When will the programme start? The programme can be joined throughout the year in September, January and April and will normally take one year.
How long will it take? Students progress at their own pace, although the course will normally take one academic year. The goal is not to complete the qualification in the quickest time, but to show others you are competent to perform a range of activities well. The programme is available both full and part-time.
What about the Money? If you are under 19 on 31st August 2009 you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees. If you are over 19 years of age
How do I apply? Complete an application form and return it to Student Services, you will then be asked to attend College for an interview.
Campus Address: Town Centre Campus