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Hospitality BTEC First Award at The Piggott School

Course description

This is a one year course and the qualification is broadly equivalent to one GCSE. BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where students develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in work - related context. BTECs engage students in taking responsibility for their own learning and develop work - related skills which are essential for the modern - day workplace, such as meeting deadlines and presenting information effectively. Hospitality is a well - established world - wide industry which is continually evolving and developing. The First Certificate in Hospitality will inspire students to consider a career in the hospitality sector and gives them the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of, and skills in the Hospitality environment. Typical opportunities in the Hospitality industry may include roles such as a bar person/manager, concierge, hotel receptionist, hotel porter or conference and banqueting assistant/manager. The knowledge and understanding gained on this course are highly transferable and will enable students to meet chang ing circumstances whichever pathway they opt for on completion of the course. Students will gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment or progress onto further education.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE entry requirements: Points requirement is met for Level 2 Pathway


The assessment of the BTEC First Certificate in Hospitality is a combination of portfolio based work and external assessment. The structure of the course allows learners to receive feedback throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment criteria. Evidence for portfolios may be generated through a range of diverse activities including specific assignments and project work, case studies and presentations. Wherever possible, the specification will be covered through practical activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Piggott School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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