Courses designed for anyone working in catering, hospitality or manufacturing settings looking to gain an understanding of food safety, catering, or responsible sale of alcohol.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN BEVERAGE SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in beverage service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 266 and 274 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation, preparing and serving cocktails, wines, dispensed and instant hot drinks, preparing and clearing bar areas and dealing with customers across a language divide.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transiitoned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in food and beverage service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 279 and 291 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintanence of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisiation, maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food, providing a counter and takeaway service, serving food at the table and preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in food service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 294 and 309 hours of learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation, maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food, serving food at a table, providing silver service, preparing and clearing areas for table service and maintaining and dealing with payments.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR PERSONAL LICENCE HOLDERS (QCF)

This qualification will launch on 1 December 2017

This new RQF qualification will replace the HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) (500/9974/7). The HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) qualification will expire on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 30 June 2018 to complete learners and apply for certification.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 10 hours and of this 8 are recommended as guided learning hours (GLH).

Topics covered

These include the nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence, the application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence, the legal duties of a personal licence holder, the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities, the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body and the law in relation to premises licences.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERAGE SALES PREVENTION (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace and is suitable for learners working in a variety of roles relating to retail or in licensed premises.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 and of this 5 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

These include current legislation relating to the sale and purchase of age-restricted products and how to prevent unlawful sales of age-restricted products.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice test.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY AND CATERING PRINCIPLES (BEVERAGE SERVICE) (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles who are wishing to develop their knowledge of effective beverage service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 91 and 108 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include safe, hygienic and secure working environments in hospitality, effective teamwork, giving customers a positive impression, principles of customer service in hospitality leisure travel and tourism, principles of preparing and serving cocktails, principles of preparing and serving dispensed and instant hot drinks and principles of preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY AND CATERING PRINCIPLES (FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE) (RQF)

Update to Food Safety in Catering unit – with effect from 1st January 2018.

Please note, with effect from 1st January 2018, the Food Safety in Catering (H/502/0132) unit in this qualification was replaced with the updated unit Principles of Food Safety in Catering (R/615/8165). The specification available to download below features the updated unit and took effect from 1st January 2018.

Centres with learners already registered must ensure they use the correct multiple-choice assessment papers depending on whether learners were registered prior to, or after, 31st December 2017. Please see the copy of the informational email available in the Download Area in the January 2018 Communications section for more information.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles who are wishing to develop their knowledge of effective food and beverage service.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 160 hours, of which, a minimum of 107 hours are recommended as guided learning.

Topics covered

These include safe, hygienic and secure working environments in hospitality, effective teamwork, giving customers a positive impression, principles of customer service in hospitality leisure travel and tourism, principles of providing a silver service, principles of providing a buffet and carvery service, principles of preparing and serving dispensed and instant hot drinks and principles of preparing and clearing areas for table service.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY AND CATERING PRINCIPLES (FOOD PRODUCTION AND COOKING) (RQF)

Update to Food Safety in Catering unit – with effect from 1st January 2018.

Please note, with effect from 1st January 2018, the Food Safety in Catering (H/502/0132) unit in this qualification was replaced with the updated unit Principles of Food Safety in Catering (R/615/8165). The specification available to download below features the updated unit and took effect from 1st January 2018.

Centres with learners already registered must ensure they use the correct multiple-choice assessment papers depending on whether learners were registered prior to, or after, 31st December 2017. Please see the copy of the informational email available in the Download Area in the January 2018 Communications section for more information.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles who are wishing to develop their knowledge in food production and cooking. They may be chefs, kitchen assistants/porters or fast-food assistants. It is mainly concerned with those who deal with cooking or reheating food that requires little or no preparation.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 160 hours, of which, a minimum of 95 hours are recommended as guided learning.

Topics covered

These include safe, hygienic and secure working environments in hospitality, effective teamwork, food safety in catering, principles of producing basic meat dishes, principles of producing basic fish dishes, principles of completing kitchen documentation, principles of providing a counter and takeaway service and principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY AND CATERING PRINCIPLES (FOOD SERVICE) (RQF)

Update to Food Safety in Catering unit – with effect from 1st January 2018.

Please note, with effect from 1st January 2018, the Food Safety in Catering (H/502/0132) unit in this qualification was replaced with the updated unit Principles of Food Safety in Catering (R/615/8165). The specification available to download below features the updated unit and took effect from 1st January 2018.

Centres with learners already registered must ensure they use the correct multiple-choice assessment papers depending on whether learners were registered prior to, or after, 31st December 2017. Please see the copy of the informational email available in the Download Area in the January 2018 Communications section for more information.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge of effective food service.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 140 hours, of which, a minimum of 97 hours are recommended as guided learning.

Topics covered

These include safe, hygienic and secure working environments in hospitality, effective teamwork, giving customers a positive impression, principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, principles of providing a counter and takeaway service, principles of providing a buffet and carvery service, service of food at table and principles of preparing and clearing areas for table service.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR HOSPITALITY TEAM MEMBERS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification has been developed to support learners completing the Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard and can be used to assess their readiness for end-point assessment. It covers the knowledge and skills of the standard.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake a minimum of 301 hours guided learning.

Topics covered

There are nine pathways available to learners for this qualification (of which one must be selected), including:

  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Alcoholic Beverage Service (with specialisms available in Wine Service, Beer/Cask Ale or Cocktails/Mixology
  • Barista
  • Food Production
  • Concierge and Guest Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Reception Services
  • Reservation Services
  • Conference and Events Operations

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN WORKING AS A COMMIS CHEF (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals aspiring to become, or currently employed as, a Commis Chef. The qualification has been written to support delivery of the Commis Chef apprenticeship standard and covers the knowledge and skills contained within this.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 454 hours of learning, of which 368 will be guided.

Topics covered

The qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills as commis chef such as preparing recipes, allergen awareness, food safety, team working and profit and loss.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN BEVERAGE SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in beverage service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 266 and 274 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation, preparing and serving cocktails, wines, dispensed and instant hot drinks, preparing and clearing bar areas and dealing with customers across a language divide.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in food and beverage service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 279 and 291 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation, maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food, providing a counter and takeaway service, serving food at the table and preparing and serving hot drinks using specialist equipment.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD SERVICE (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in food service.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 294 and 309 hours of learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation, maintaining food safety when storing, holding and serving food, serving food at a table, providing silver service, preparing and clearing areas for table service and maintaining and dealing with payments.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD PRODUCTION AND COOKING (RQF)

RQF Transition

This qualification has been transitioned from the QCF to the RQF. During transition, no changes were made to the content, qualification structure or GLH.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals employed in hospitality roles wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in food production and cooking.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake between 329 and 336 hours of guided learning, depending on their unit choices.

Topics covered

These include maintanence of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisiation, preparing and serving cocktails, wines, dispensed and instant hot drinks, preparing and clearing bar areas and dealing with customers across a language divide.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR MANUFACTURING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in a manufacturing environment. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a food handler working in a manufacturing environment, or to support a role in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination or open response workbook.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR MANUFACTURING (REFRESHER)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is ideal for learners already working in a food manufacturing industry who would benefit from refresher training. The regulated refresher qualifications are also ideal for learners who are wishing to, or are required to, demonstrate continued professional development (CPD) in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 4 hours, all of which are recommended as guided learning hours. TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

Topics covered

Topics include storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination OR open response workbook.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (REFRESHER)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is ideal for learners already working in a catering environment who would benefit from refresher training. The regulated refresher qualifications are also ideal for learners who are wishing to, or are required to, demonstrate continued professional development (CPD) in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 4 hours, all of which are recommended as guided learning hours. TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

Topics covered

Topics include storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination OR open response workbook.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN RETAIL (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed principally for those who work in, or intend to work in, a retail environment where both packaged and/or open foods are available. It is also appropriate for people providing a service; for example, delivery drivers and home delivery employees.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

You can also support your delivery of this qualification with our innovative and multi-device compatible food safety level 2 e-learning course.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in a manufacturing environment. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a food handler working in a manufacturing environment or to support a role in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination or open response workbook.

You can also support your delivery of this qualification with our innovative and multi-device compatible food safety level 2 e-learning course.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination or open response workbook.

You can also support your delivery of this qualification with our innovative and multi-device compatible food safety level 2 e-learning course.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination or open response workbook.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR RETAIL (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed principally for those who work in, or intend to work in, a retail environment where both packaged and/or open foods are available. It is also appropriate for people providing a service; for example, delivery drivers and home delivery employees.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN HEALTHY FOOD AND SPECIAL DIETS

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification will benefit anyone who prepares and serves food as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning of well-balanced meals that have a positive impact on health. This could include chefs, kitchen porters, waiting staff, health care workers and childminders.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 5 hours of learning.

Topics covered

Learners will outline current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet, describe the impact diet has on health, describe food preparation techniques that maintain the nutritional value of food and understand how to plan and provide meals for those with special diets (including medical needs, allergies, vegans, vegetarians and diets for different faiths).

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination that is available in both paper-based or e-assessment format.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN RETAIL (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed principally for those who work in, or intend to work in, a retail environment where both packaged and/or open foods are available. It is also appropriate for people providing a service; for example, delivery drivers and home delivery employees.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

You can also support your delivery of this qualification with our innovative and multi-device compatible food safety level 2 e-learning course.

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include bar workers, waiting staff, health care workers, kitchen porters and stock/store room staff.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 4 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a multiple-choice examination or open response workbook.

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR RETAIL (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include stock/store room staff.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 4 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification is be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR MANUFACTURING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include stock/store room staff.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 4 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification is be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY FOR RETAIL (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include stock/store room staff.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 4 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment method

This qualification is be assessed by a multiple-choice examination.