City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Front of House Reception Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Catering and Hospitality



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Workplace Learning You'll need to be in full time employment in the sector to apply for this course and your assessor will visit you in the workplace to complete your NVQ qualification.

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
Start dates available from August 2024


2 years

In a nutshell

Apprentices working front of house will build on their administration and customer service skills to workplace standard. The course covers safety and security, communications and the arrival and departure of customers, to name a few.

This course is for...

…apprentices who have front of house responsibilities

…those looking to improve their customer communication skills

…those wishing to work effectively in a customer facing role

Course content

Apprentices must achieve a total of 37 credits; 11 credits from the mandatory group, three credits from optional group A and the remaining 23 credits from optional group A or B.


  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

Optional A

  • Deal with communications as part of the reception function
  • Deal with arrival of customers
  • Deal with bookings
  • Prepare customer accounts and deal with departures
  • Provide tourism information services to customers

Optional B

  • Produce documents in a business environment
  • Use office equipment
  • Handle mail and book external services
  • Provide reception services
  • Store and retrieve information
  • Resolve customer service problems
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Deal with customers across a language divide
  • Maintain customer service through effective handover
  • Maintain and deal with payments
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector
  • Communicate in a business environment

Learners will also study Essential Skills Wales (ESW) qualifications which are designed to help them develop and demonstrate the skills needed to make the most of their learning, work and life. These include:

Application of Number Level 1

  • Understanding numerical data
  • Carrying out calculations
  • Interpreting results and presenting findings

Communication Level 1

Speaking and listening




The course will be delivered within the workplace whereby an assessor will visit to complete workplace assessments and progress reviews.

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to be employed in an appropriate role to study this diploma.

Additional information

The course will usually take 60 weeks to complete. After successful completion, learners can go on to study Customer Service Level 3.

This programme is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Where can I study City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Front of House Reception Level 2?

Crosskeys Campus
(Workplace Learning)

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team