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Hospitality BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Strode College

Course description

On this two year course you will study subjects that relate directly to the hospitality sector and gain knowledge, understanding and vocational skills needed to enter the industry. The course is based on practical workshops and events and you will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills
and attitudes essential for successful performance in your working life.

There are four core units: the Hospitality Industry; Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism; Providing Customer Service in Hospitality; and Financial Control in Hospitality. There will be a further 14 optional units.

You will undertake practical activities in our training kitchen and restaurant. There will be visits to a variety of hospitality businesses and suppliers and a residential trip. You may be able to gain a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and a Health and Safety Certificate. You will have opportunities to take part in cooking competitions and demonstrations and you will plan and manage a hospitality event. You will also complete work experience in the hospitality industry.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language or equivalent, such as Level 2 Diploma at pass, merit or distinction, plus a GCSE A* - C.


You will build a portfolio of work whilst completing practical and written assignments. There may also be external tests. In addition to taught classes you will be expected to self direct your learning. Pearson Exam Board.

Financial information

Kitchen uniform £55.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a range of foundation degree or honours degree courses or you may choose to progress directly into employment or Higher Apprenticeships.

Former students have progressed to a range of higher education courses including International Hospitality Management at Surrey University, Hospitality Management at Portsmouth University and Gloucester University, and Event Management at Gloucester University.

Students have gone on to gain professional employment and training opportunities in a range of hospitality and catering roles including hotel management, cheffing in pubs and restaurants, food production  and catering, and also self-employment, including a homemade dessert and cake making business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode College directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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