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Hospitality BTEC Level 3 at Highfields School

Course description

The hospitality industry covers a large range of occupations and professions. Through your BTEC Level 3 Hospitality you will become aware of the variety of opportunities that BTEC qualifications can lead to.

The staff in the department have experience of teaching a wide range of food subjects. The Food Department has a proven track record of successful results at A Level and have prepared many students for successful applications to University. The department has a state of the asrt catering kitchen which will facilitate advanced skills in practical work.

Course content

Over the course, you will study a range of units thatwill contribute to your learning and understandingof the hospitality industry. These will be covered indepth to allow you to demonstrate and develop arange of practical and research skills that willenable you to be successful. The core units such as“The Hospitality Industry” and “Principles ofcustomer service” give you an introduction and anunderstanding of the Hospitality Environment.Additional units such as “Asian food”, “Advancedskills in producing desserts and petit fours” will allowyou to be creative and innovative.

This course allows you to study all of the major functions in the Hospitality business through a realistic approach. Some of the units will have a slightly different focus and may be based around other practical activities. The experience that you will gain will help you to understand hospitality principles through a number of visits to various hospitality establishments.

Entry requirements

It is preferable that you have studied FoodTechnology or Catering (with a minimum ofa grade C). You also need a minimum of agrade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.


BTEC is assessed through coursework assignments. On each unit you will achieve a pass, merit or distinction grade. Unit points will then be accumulated to give you your overall qualification mark. Each unit has to be completed wihtin a set deadline. You will receive teacher feedback throughout the taught elements of this unit.

Future opportunities

The depth of understanding that you will gain will make you very attractive to employers and to admission tutors at universities. Careers in Hospitality include: Teaching, Restaurant Manager, Chef, Hotel Manager, Health Promotion, Nutritionist, Food Tecnologist and Events Management.

Further information

Combines well with Business, Sociology and Health and Social Care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years