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- Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 Vocational Award
Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 Vocational Award
This course enables students to gain an insight into the Hospitality and Catering industry, the 4th largest sector in the UK. Students will learn how this multi-billion pound sector works and what makes businesses within it successful. Students will gain knowledge of customer care, the operation of a restaurant kitchen, the front of house service area, food preparation time management and food presentation skills. A genuine interest in cooking is essential as students will undertake numerous practical tasks during the course. A commitment is needed for the provision of ingredients and students must be willing to undertake written homework tasks.
The course is split into 2 units:
The Hospitality & Catering Industry – this involves studying the make-up of the industry and the types of business that operate within it. It includes:
- Health and safety,
- Food safety legislation
- Food ill-health and allergies
- Environmental issues.
Hospitality & Catering In Action – this involves:
- The study of nutrition
- Menu planning to suit dietary needs,
- Cooking methods
- Presentation techniques.
Unit 1: Externally assessed written exam – 40%.
Unit 2: Internally assessed NEA (Non examined assessment) – 60%.
The NEA takes place during Year 11 and requires students to nutritionally plan, prepare and cook a variety of dishes for a given customer group or dietary need. The project consists of both written work and a 3 hour practical exam which assesses their practical skills and ability.
Further Education and Career Opportunities:
In addition to the obvious career progression into the Hospitality & Catering industry, this course is suitable for those students interested in other areas such as nutrition, diet, and the tourism & travel industries. It is also ideal for those simply interested in cooking and food, providing them with useful knowledge of healthy eating and food preparation for later on in life.