Hospitality & Catering

Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering

This course enables learners to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in the Catering sector.   It is equivalent to a GCSE course and counts towards progress 8.

The course has an external assessment in the form of a written exam which is 40% of the final grade and a controlled practical assignment which is 60% of the final grade.


The course is graded:

L1 Pass (D – G) L2 Pass(C) L2 Merit (B) L2 Distinction (A*) L2 Distinction*(A*)

The theory part of the course covers nutrition, food safety, job roles in catering and different types of catering businesses.

The practical part of the course covers food preparation and cooking skills as

well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management,

planning and communication. Students will learn how to plan, prepare and cook a menu independently and safely demonstrating a wide range of skills.

Recipes include a range of soups, sauces, main meals, starters, desserts, cakes, pastries, biscuits and salads.

Students may wish to continue their catering studies at college or as an apprentice.

Since 2010, over 25% of all new jobs have been within the hospitality and catering sector with the majority of new roles within the 18 – 24 age group.


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