Food Service SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The SVQ recognises the candidate's skills and achievements and offers enhanced job satisfaction, as well as structured opportunities to improve skills and career prospects.  The qualification is nationally recognised, and based on National Occupational Standards.



Entry requirements

Potential students must be working in a food and beverage environment.

This Level 2 course requires you to complete 10 units.  Four of these are mandatory.  In addition, you will be required to complete six optional units; these units will be selected by the Course Leader:

  • Maintain Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Work effectively as part of a Hospitality team
  • Impact of personal behaviour in Hospitality
  • Maintain Food Safety in a Hospitality Environment
  • Set Up a Specialist Coffee Station
  • Prepare and Serve Beverages from a Specialist Coffee Station
  • Clean and Close a Specialist Coffee Station
  • Prepare and Clear Areas for Table Service
  • Serve Food at the Table (Casual Dining)
  • Promote New Menu Items
  • Resolve Customer Service Problems
  • Provide a Buffet Service
  • Maintain and Deal with Payments

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

1 Year

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Orkney, Kirkwall

Start date



Full time

If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

Part time

Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

What can I do on completion of my course?


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Apply for Food Service SVQ2

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.