Advanced Professional Hospitality Supervision - Level 3

This study programme is for those learners who wish to focus their career on the front of house operations of the hospitality industry and other service sectors.

You will develop skills that will allow you to work in a variety of establishments and settings including hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars and specialist events catering or to manage your own business.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of subject areas including:

  • Team leadership and development
  • Understanding types of hospitality businesses and finance
  • Supervising different types of food and beverage service
  • Supervising the restaurant reception
  • Planning and delivering hospitality events
  • Service of beer, wines and spirits
  • Serving cocktails
  • Barista service
  • Legislation and regulations that affect you and your team
  • What is gastronomy?
  • What influences peoples choices of food and drink?
  • Specialist table service techniques
  • Beverage and food matching
  • Current trends in eating and drinking

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Cruise Manager
  • Bar Person
  • Events Planner
  • Butler
  • Barista
  • Reservations Manager

What qualification will I gain?

Level 3 Advanced Professional Hospitality Supervision.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds.


Aged 16-18

Aged 19+
There may be fees associated with this course. You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)
You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email with any queries.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:41

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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