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Hospitality - BTEC Level 3 at Clevedon School

Course description

This course provides opportunities for students to gain in-depth knowledge and experience of the Hospitality and Catering industry.

Employment in the Hospitality industry has increased faster than for the economy overall. However, there remain significant skills gaps, particularly in the following areas: customer service, interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, finance, and employability skills. This qualification seeks to address these areas by encouraging the acquisition and development of these competencies before, or while in, employment in the hospitality industry.

The course gives an introduction to all areas of the industry with specialist units allowing students to focus on developing specific skills and knowledge.

Course content

This BTEC course covers many areas of the Hospitality industry. It is a very practical course and gives clear insight into the huge array of opportunities available in the Hospitality and Catering industry. Greater flexibility is provided by the choice of optional units, each of them has a different credit value which contributes to the overall qualification. Listed below are the unit titles, which provide an interesting range of topics.

Specialist areas and topics of study will include:

Year 12

  • Unit 1: The Hospitality Industry

This is a core unit essential to the qualification.

Optional units chosen by Clevedon School.

  • Unit 12: Contemporary World Food
  • Unit 21: Events Organisation in Hospitality

Year 13

  • Unit 1: The Hospitality Industry
  • Unit 2: Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance
  • Unit 3: Providing Customer Service in Hospitality

These are core units essential to the qualification.

Optional units chosen by Clevedon School.

  • Unit 10: European Food
  • Unit 12: Contemporary World Food
  • Unit 13: Advanced Skills and Techniques in Producing Desserts and Petit Fours
  • Unit 21: Events Organisation in Hospitality

Coursework only assessment This will come from a range of activities such as presentations, written reports, witness statements, observation records, research and interviews.

Entry requirements


In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.

Future opportunities

This course can be used to add to employability in specialist jobs roles, apprenticeships or progress to Higher Education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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