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Hospitality & Catering BTEC National Certificate at Matravers School

Course description

The BTEC National Certificate is a two year qualification which allows students to achieve the equivalent of 1 A level at grades A-E. The qualification will allow students to progress into employment or higher education courses relating to the Hospitality Industry. This BTEC course is practically based one and although there is no written exam at the end, students will be continually assessed through assignments and at the end of certain units they will need to sit an online exam.

Course content

You will get an overview of working in the Catering and Hospitality Industry and learn many key principles and practices. The units covered include a broad range of theory including kitchen operations, menu plans plus more advanced cookery methods including preparation of meat, fish, soup, fruit and vegetables, desserts and bakery.

Future opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) (QCF) is part of a larger suite of Hospitality qualifications, in a range of sizes, which share the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the Hospitality sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) on an undergraduate programme or via Higher Apprenticeships in university or college. By studying a Pearson BTEC Diploma learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts. Learners can operate at a standard that can reasonably be expected of an 18 year old in full-time education or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 January 2017

Key information

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