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Hospitality Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

There are a number of components that make up a Hospitality Advanced Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.


Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, which includes:


  • A competence qualification: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
  • A knowledge qualification: Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2

The apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working in a hospitality environment, such as leading a team, developing working relationships and setting objectives with team members, and contributing to controlling resources and health and safety. There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role, which could include:

  • Supervising Food Production, Functions, Drinks Services, Housekeeping, Reception services
  • Managing goods
  • Monitoring and solving customer service problems
  • Supporting learning and development of staff
  • Ensuring food safety and hygiene standards are maintained
  • Contributing to promoting hospitality products and services
  • Contributing to the development of menus and recipes

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About The Training

Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:

  • Observation
  • Examination of case history
  • Product evidence
  • Witness testimony
  • Questioning

All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.

Want More Detailed Information?

View the NVQ standards here.

View the Technical Certificate standards here.

What About The Future?

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as:

  • Front of House Manager;
  • Head of Reception;
  • Duty/Hotel Supervisor/Manager or Regional Supervisor/Manager;
  • Head Housekeeper.

After further training and development progress to Assistant General Manager or Regional Manager or owner of a hotel or bar.

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management.

Further and Higher Education

For more information about careers and qualifications in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Sectors visit:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Multiple Licensed Premises Management;
  • Level 5 management NVQs or NVQs with significant management content.
  • Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management;
  • HE programmes for example, in International Tourism and Hospitality Management,
  • Hospitality Management or International Hotel Management

Further Information

Entry requirements: You must be employed in a hospitality environment carrying out hospitality tasks for at least 16 hours per week.

There are no specific entry requirements for this framework to ensure that it is open to all who wish to pursue a career within the Hospitality Industry.

Employers are looking for those who are keen to work as part of a team, have a ‘can do attitude’ and have high standards of personal hygiene. Applicants will need basic communication skills on which this apprenticeship will build, be excellent timekeepers and be

willing to work shifts, which will often be outside the 9.00 - 5.00 pattern.

However, for the Advanced Apprenticeship you will need:

  • At least nine months experience of working in the hospitality industry, OR
  • Completion of a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Licensed Hospitality or Catering and Professional Chefs.

In addition, but not limited to, applicants may also have one or more of the following: Apprentices will undergo an initial assessment to identify prior learning and experience which may count towards the achievement of this Apprenticeship.

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Team Leading, Travel Services or Business and Administration;
  • (14 – 19) Diploma in Hospitality;
  • A range of vocational qualification(s) including Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Business and Administration, Customer Service;
  • Academic qualifications

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