Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Advanced
31 August 2020TBCPaul Buckland

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


This is an advanced level course.  Progression will be monitored by tutors and assessors throughout the program, however, students will be expected to spend time researching specific areas. Observations of performance as well as written knowledge questions will all need to be completed against the individual units. Regular progress and academic tutorials will be carried out with the learners, to ensure they are on track.


For those who are interested in a career in Hospitality Supervision and Management.


The course is made up of eighteen units – four mandatory core units and fourteen specialist units.


Students will all study:

  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Setting objectives
  • Develop working relationships
  • Improve customer service
  • Control resources

Specialist units on the course are:

  • Supervise drinks service
  • Supervise food service
  • Supervise reception service
  • Handle payments


As part of this course you will attend one lesson per week in one of the following subjects;

  • Information and communications technology (ICT)
  • English
  • Maths

These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you.


A level 3 NVQ Diploma prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as:

  • Level 4 Hospitality manager apprenticeship standard
  • Employment at a supervisor level in Hospitality


Full Catering Uniform is required at approximately £250

Participate in compulsory corporate hospitality work experience with tutors at events such as:

  • Northwood house functions
  • Guest employer engagement
  • Educational Trips
  • Open day events
  • Food shows
  • Large scale outside catering events

Take the Opportunity to work on outside catering events around the Island.


There are many well paid jobs for qualified individuals with worldwide opportunities.

Work in top hotels and restaurants, leisure outlets, corporate catering and the Armed forces. Many choices of employment including chef, restaurant manager, waiter, bar supervisor, food and beverage manager and hotel management.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 3 learners Over the course of your Level 3 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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