Eating Out


This qualification is aimed at young people who may have little or no experience of dining at a table or indeed in a restaurant, and to deliver life skills whether they may or may not choose a career in hospitality.

The programme was written as a direct result of a question posed by a young person participating on another training course, who when having lunch, asked what a napkin was and why we needed one.

Eating out is experiential learning and is delivered in three parts:

  • Classroom-based learning
  • A restaurant experience with the group and the trainer having lunch together
  • A debrief of the restaurant experience
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DG Training accepts ITA funding for many of THEIR COURSES AND TRAINING PACKAGES

What are Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)?

A Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) is money for you to put towards the costs of employability-focussed learning or training.

What can they be used for?

Eligible applicants could receive up to £200 towards a single training course. There are loads of course geared towards helping you get a job or progress in your career. Many of DG Training’s Courses and Training Packages are approved for ITA funding.

Who are They For?

You could be eligible for an ITA if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Living in Scotland
  • Currently in, or actively seeking work
  • Not undertaking training through the Employability Fund
  • Not undertaking a Foundation, Modern or Graduate Level Apprenticeship
  • Not participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme
  • In receipt of an income of £22,000 per year or less, or are on certain benefits

How to apply for an ITA with DG Training

  1. Click on the link
  2. Browse through our approved courses and packages to find one that is right for you
  3. Click on the Apply for Funding button
  4. Complete the online application form
  5. We will contact you with further details



Guided Learning Hours

A minimum of 4 guided learning hours are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

There is no formal examination for this course but candidate participation during the course is essential for certification. On successful completion of this course, you will receive an Eating Out certificate.


  • To demonstrate appropriate face to face communication skills
  • To realise the benefits of listening
  • To recognise the importance of good attitude


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Types of food outlet and service experience
  • What to do during service
  • How to behave considerately when eating out – ten steps
  • What to do after service