Hospitality and Catering

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Course Overview: Food

At Key Stage 4 we are currently offering: Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering.601/8093/6. The Hospitality and Catering sector includes all businesses that provide food, beverages and/or accommodation services. This includes restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars. It also includes airlines, tourist attractions, hospitals and sports venues; businesses where hospitality and catering is not their primary service but is increasingly important to their success. The EDUQAS Level 1/2 award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support students who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study.

Course Components

The EDUQAS Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is made up of two mandatory units:

Unit 1

The Hospitality and Catering Industry (40% of Total Mark: Assessment by online Exam) Students will apply their learning by considering all aspects of the vocational sector. They will acquire knowledge of all aspects of the industry and be able to propose new hospitality and catering provision for specific locations. Students will be able to use their learning of different types of establishment and job roles to determine the best option. They will then apply their learning in relation to front of house and kitchen operations to determine how the proposed hospitality and catering provision will operate efficiently, legally and financially viable whilst meeting the needs of their potential market. This unit provides a broad introduction to the vocational sector in a way that is purposeful and develops a range of transferable skills.

Unit 2

Hospitality and Catering in Action (60% of Total Mark: Assessment using practical cookery and extensive planning to meet a brief) Students will apply their learning to safely prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes. They will draw on their learning of different types of provision, kitchen and front of house operations in unit 1, as well as personal safety in their preparations. The content is relevant to not only employees within food production, but also those with a responsibility for food safety in the industry, nutritionists, managers and owners. This extends the students appreciation of the whole vocational area beyond the kitchen environment. Students can achieve the following grades: Level 1 Pass, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction.

Course Information

Course Name: Hospitality and Catering
Qualification Type:  Level 1/2 Award
Awarding Body: Eduqas
Qualification code: 601/770/32

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