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Hospitality BTEC First Diploma Level 2 at Astor College

Course description

There are six units of study each representing 60 hours work. The units comprise: The Hospitality Business, Cusomer relations in Hospitality, Safety in Hospitality, Basic culinary skills,Healthy Lifestyles and planning and running a hospitality event.

The units will look at the hospitality business locally. They will provide opportunities through core studies to explore
the world of hospitality and its impact on our everyday
living. Students are assessed by case studies which will
include practical food preparation and serving. The final
certificate equals four GCSEs at grades A*-C,depending on the final grade achieved.Students will also be expected to take part in a one day a week work placement in a hospitality related setting.

The course will be the first step towards working in a wider variety of settings, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, cruise liners and catering outlets.It can also provide the first step towards more specialist qualifications in catering and hotel management.

Job roles and career opportunities in this sector will be explored. Hospitality is a growing market. In this course you will develop confidence to choose,prepare and serve food professinally. You will compare and contrast local businesses and become aware of professionalism in the industry. If you are prepared to work hard and enjoy yourself, this course could give you an advantage in many areas of the hospitality sector.


Enrichment: CIEH level 2 award in Food Safety and Catering.
CIEH level 2 award in Health and Safety First Principles.
Appointed Person Emergency First Aid in the Workplace.
Welcome Host Award- Regional Tourist Board.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at grade F and above

Financial information

Students are expected to provide their own ingredients for the practical cookery sessions.These costs are kept to a minimum.

Future opportunities

This short course offers you a specialist qualification for working in areas of hospitality. It could lead onto other vocational qualifications such as a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Hospitality Supervision or an NVQ or Apprenticeship programmes in Hospitality Services, Food and Beverage Services, Management or Customer Service. With further training, you could go into a job related to hospitality such as a Restaurant or Public House Manager or an Events Manager. The course also provides you with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills that many employers are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact  your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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