The vocational training curriculum, from which this program of study derives, is the responsibility of both the Ministère de l’Éducation, which develops programs and their teaching guides, and the educational institutions, which implement the programs and the evaluation process. Programs of study include compulsory objectives and suggestions for competency-related knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Programs of study provide teachers with a frame of reference for planning teaching activities. They define the scope of teaching strategies by identifying the broad educational orientations to be favoured and the objectives to be attained. By successfully completing a program, students acquire not only the entry-level competencies required by the workplace in order to practise a trade or occupation, but also learning that provides students with a certain degree of versatility.
The duration of the program is 960 hours, which includes 510 hours spent on the specific competencies required to practise the trade and 450 hours on general, work-related competencies. The program of study is divided into 13 modules, which vary in length from 30 to 120 hours. The total hours allocated to the program include time devoted to evaluation for certification purposes and to remedial work.
To be admitted to the Food and Beverage Services program, students must meet one of the following conditions:
• Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent are not subject to any additional admission requirements.
• Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the year in which their training is to begin must meet the following admission requirement: to have earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics, or to have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
• Persons who are at least 18 years of age must have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the general development test and SPR 3,4,5,6, or recognition of equivalent learning.
N.B. The requirement on the concurrency of general education courses and vocational training does not apply to this category.
Food & Beverage
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Certification of Studies
Diploma of Vocational Studies (D.V.S.)