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Hospitality – BTEC First Certificate

Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Hospitality
Specification Number:  600/7044/4

What will be studied

BTEC Firsts in Hospitality can help you take your first steps towards a career in events, catering or accommodation. You’ll learn essential skills such as planning and running an event, preparing and serving food and drink, and delivering first-class customer service.

Unit 1- Introducing the Hospitality Industry
Unit 2- Working in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 3- Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality
Unit 6- Planning, Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Food

Learning Methods

Lessons are differentiated to provide personalised learning for students. Lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical and will use a variety of tools for learning and assessment, these include:  Group work, independent research, practical games, quizzes, practical tasks, end of unit assessment, use of video tools for information and demonstrating etc.

Students will research the skills needed to work in the hospitality industry, laws and legislation and the different sectors within. They will also gain practical skills as they will be assessed on a two course meal they will need to plan, prepare and cook for a selected group of people.

Expectations of Students

Each unit has a set amount of guided learning hours to support students achieve the most out of this qualification. Students are expected to attend and participate in lessons and complete all work to the best of their ability.

Lessons are personalised to student’s needs and teachers will support the learning of all students throughout. However, coursework is expected to be independent work and students are asked to reference sources.  Each unit must be completed to gain a qualification in this course.

Students will be expected to complete preparation for learning to gain an understanding of upcoming lessons and they will need to complete revision at home for their unit 1 exam.

How is the course assessed

The course will be assessed through internal and external assessments. The internal assessment will be three units of coursework one of which is a practical assessment  and the final unit is an external exam which can be taken in both January and May.

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What equipment is needed

Equipment for all practical elements of this course will be provided to the students.

A pen or pencil will be needed to complete preparation for learning and internet access will help.

Career Paths/Next Steps

This course looks at the workings of hospitality businesses so the students can gain the skills needed to work within these businesses. This course will be suitable for students hoping for a career in hospitality or wanting to study a similar course at college.