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This award aims to provide learners with an understanding of business enterprise principles applied to the successful development of a profitable food offering within food/drink service settings. This includes understanding sector trends and customer groups, designing appropriate menus, calculating costs and profits, marketing and optimising food sales within the business. This unit is appropriate for the owners or managers of pubs in the UK, and is equally relevant to independent
restaurants, licensed cafes, coffee shops, and any other food or drink service environment wishing to develop or improve a food based offer within the business.

QUALIFI Level 3 Award in Food Service Enterprise (AFE3SFG2017)
Accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAFE3SFG2017
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at RQF Level 3 
Guided Learning Hours12-14 hours
Level 3
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2017 (2023)

This Level 3 award is designed to address an identified requirement within the UK Catering and Hospitality sector to develop a practical and practicable understanding of how to establish and/or improve a food offer in a food service setting.
Significant changes in trends within the UK food and hospitality sector have resulted in record numbers of closures of pubs, which face a combination of changing desires and customer expectations, with the emergence of well-resourced competitors from a range of competing sub sectors within catering/food service arena. Key to competing in a changing
and challenging competitive environment is considered to be the development and management of an appropriate commercial food offer.
This unit offers insight into the development of an attractive and appealing food offer, tips on how to control food costs and optimise menu prices to maximise profit margin, gives examples of how to deliver quality food presentation and takes the Learner through the steps to design a bespoke and profitable menu. Candidates will understand how to set
appropriate food service standards that will exceed customer expectations as well as knowing how to develop productive employees who will deliver the business goals. Finally, this course shows how to market a food retail/service business more effectively in order to drive greater sales.

No minimum entry conditions associated with this course (advisory minimum of Level 2 in English and level 2 Maths or equivalent).

QUALIFI wider qualifications or awards.

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free-standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30-question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 20 questions out of 30  correctly (67%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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