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BTEC Catering & Hospitality Level 2 at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

This is a certificate course in Food Production and Cooking.
It provides the underpinning of key skills, knowledge
and understanding to work in the hospitality industry.

This course is for students who:

  • enjoy working with food.
  • can apply their own knowledge skills and enthusiasm to the subject
  • want to develop practical skills
  • want to link theoretical learning and the world of work

Course content

Level 2 students take:
3 mandatory units
1. Safe Hygienic and Secure Working Environments in Hospitality
2. Effective Teamwork
23. Food Safety in Catering

Optional units — group A:
58 Principles of Producing Basic Fish Dishes
59 Principles of Producing Basic Bread and Dough Products
60 Principles of Producing Basic Cakes, Sponges and Scones
61 Principles of Producing Basic Hot and Cold Desserts
62 Principles of Producing Basic Hot Sauces
63 Principles of Producing Basic Meat Dishes
64 Principles of Producing Basic Pasta Dishes
65 Principles of Producing Basic Pastry Products
66 Principles of Producing Basic Poultry Dishes
67 Principles of Producing Basic Rice, Pulse and Grain Dishes
68 Principles of Producing Basic Vegetable Dishes
69 Principles of Producing Cold Starters and Salads
70 Principles of Producing Flour, Dough and Tray Baked Products

Unit Optional units — group B:
3 Giving Customers a Positive Impression
10 Dealing with Payments
24 Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
25 Principles of Completing Kitchen Documentation
31 Principles of How to Maintain an Efficient Use of Resources in the Kitchen
46 Principles of Preparing Meals for Distribution
73 Principles of Providing a Counter and Takeaway Service
77 Principles of Setting Up and Closing the Kitchen

Entry requirements

General Sixth Form


Portfolio of evidence
Each of the units within the qualifications has specified assessment criteria.

The course is a 16 credit qualification that consists of 3 mandatory units –
Plus 4 credits from option group A and the remaining 7 credits from Optional
group A or B providing a total of 16 credits

Future opportunities

Hospitality and Catering is a specialist course that will lead
to employment or Level 3 courses. It is also an important Life
skills course relevant to all. It can lead to a variety of other
courses and careers in the Hospitality Industry. It is a good
course for those wishing to work with others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year