Higher Certificate in Food and Beverage Management with AHLEI Recognition

R48 900

Starts: 16 May 2022
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This programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to persue careers in the restaurant and Food & Beverage field.  Students will learn about the challenges that face food and beverage operations, procedures used in the purchasing process, and an understanding of food safety and risk management.

Qualifying learners will, through a combination of academic and work-integrated learning, acquire the necessary competencies required to fulfil roles in lower or middle-management positions within food and beverage industry.

What will I learn?

  • A systems approach to food safety that answers public health concerns, reduces sanitation risks, and ensures satisfactory standards for food establishment guests.
  • How to build business through effective marketing strategies, how to satisfy the food-quality and nutritional demands of guests, and how to increase profits by maximising service, productivity, and the use of technology.
  • Develop effective managerial skills; how to recruit; increase productivity; control labour costs; communicate effectively; and manage conflict and change.
  • Methods in which value can be added by members of the food service distribution channel, the necessary elements of purchase specifications, and how to select and evaluate distributor partners.
  • How to apply learnt concepts to the real world of work with Work-Integrated Learning (Practical work experience in industry).

Successful graduates will receive:

In recognition of the quality of the International Hotel School Higher Certificate Programme, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) will award their Certificate per examinable subject completed, to those who have registered with them and the passed the subject with a minimum of 70%.

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Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate with Higher Certificate entry or equivalent.


  • Higher Certificate in Food and Beverage Management (SAQA ID No: 88063, NQF Level 5)
  • AHLEI Food and Beverage Specialisation certificate
  • AHLEI Award per module


24 months.
Each module is ten weeks


5 - 10 hours per week

Start Date

16 May 2022


R48 900

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