Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Operations

Level: MQF Level 4

Course Duration: 4 Semesters (including 2 semesters International Placement)


Course Content

This programme of studies provides necessary training, knowledge and competencies at supervisory levels in a Food and Beverage division within the hospitality industry.

This programme of study includes:

  • Essentials of Accounting
  • Intermediate Beverage Practical Service and theory
  • Intermediate Food Practical Service and theory
  • Planning and Organising Events
  • Food Nutrition and Dietary requirements
  • Purchasing, Cost and Control
  • Basic Economics
  • Opera Sales for Food and beverage
  • Environmental Tourism
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Intermediate wines
  • Tourism Marketing


Key Learning Outcomes

  • Carry responsibility for an operational section within a hotel being within the food and beverage department.
  • Carry out contemporary systems and theories related to the administrative and operational areas in food and beverage.
  • Comply and exhibit sound ethical behaviour on the workplace, excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Deal with a number of key operational issues that might occur within a hotel or a catering organisation.
  • Deliver economic, efficient, effective and environmentally friendly operational performance.


Entry Criteria

Successful completion of Programme 5, Part 1 – Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (MQF Level 3)


Fields of Work

Restaurants and Bars

Events and Function Organisation and Coordination

Hotel Food and Beverage Department


Further Study Options

Programme 5 - Part 3 Higher National Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Management (MQF Level 5),


Programme 7 Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (MQF Level 5),


Programme 8 Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding (MQF Level 5)

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Bajja San Gorg  
San Giljan STJ 3300  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042,