SCQF Level 6
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

The SVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership is an industry recognised qualification designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to be a successful supervisor, team leader or manager in the hospitality industry. This course is for those working in hotels, restaurants, cafes, workplace canteens, residential homes or any other outlets which involve the provision of hospitality services to the public. You must be supervising other staff as part of your job role to achieve this course.


The SVQ is aimed at people working in all sectors of the hospitality industry in roles such as team leader, supervisor, assistant manager, trainee manager, shift leader. 


What You Will Learn

  • This course requires you to complete 8 units. Five of these are mandatory and you need to choose three others. 
  • The units are wide-ranging, and some are complex so check them carefully before you choose 
  • The five mandatory units cover a basic range of skills needed to be a successful junior manager or supervisor 
  • The three optional units you select should reflect the specific tasks you carry out in your job role. For example HSL10 (Food Service) should be chosen if you are a restaurant supervisor. HSL31 is an excellent unit for supervisors who hold meetings with their staff. 
  • Your assessor and manager will go through the units with you before you start to ensure you select appropriate units for your job role 
  • If you need any help or guidance with your course your assessor is the person to ask as they have been specially trained to guide you through your course and will be happy to help 

Entry Requirements

  • Entry is at the discretion of the centre 
  • This is a work-based qualification and you should be working in a management role 

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through written and practical assignments. There may be some observation but you will also be given tasks or projects to complete some of the units. 

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • SVQ in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership as part of the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Hospitality 
  • SVQ 4 Hospitality Management Skills 
  • HNC Hospitality 
  • HND Hospitality Management

Career Opportunities
  • Supervisory roles within the Hospitality Industry
Number Of Days Per Week

  • This course is usually done in your own workplace but you may need to attend Edinburgh College one day a week

Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £796 Granton open-learning (year 1)
Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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