Scottish Modern Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Service

If you’re looking for a career in the pub, bar or restaurant trade, this Apprenticeship is an excellent place to start. Designed to help you develop top class food and drink preparation and customer service skills, the training will teach you about the importance of teamwork, safety and hygiene in the hospitality and catering sector.

Scottish Modern Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Service
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  • There’s lots of variety in hospitality and catering so you could work in a wide range of jobs in different environments. It’s also one of the largest sectors in the country. A Modern Apprenticeship in hospitality and catering will develop your skills for serving food and drink in a professional, customer-focused way.

    With this Modern Apprenticeship you’ll also have the chance to get industry specific accreditations and certificates, depending on the specific path you choose. This can include a Food Hygiene qualification and Personal Licence Holder certificate.

  • Training for the Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship is based around a combination of mandatory and optional modules. You’ll need to complete ten units in total: four mandatory units, one from group A, one from group B and the remaining four from any group.


    • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
    • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
    • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
    • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food

    Optional Group A: includes units in providing a counter/takeaway service and serving food at the table.

    Optional Group B: includes units in preparing and serving alcohol, preparing and serving dispensed and instant hot drinks.

    Optional Group C: includes units in preparing and clearing areas for counter/takeaway service.

    For more information, please request an information pack.

  • Modern Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications lasting between 9 and 18 months. A Modern Apprenticeship includes:

    • vocational qualification – the practical part which proves understanding of your job role and how to do it effectively. This will be a Scottish Vocational Qualification.
    • core skills – everyday abilities that everyone needs in their work, including communications, ICT, numeracy, working together and problem solving. This will be fitted around what you need for your job.

    To be eligible for a funded Apprenticeship in Scotland, you cannot currently be in full time education.

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