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Hospitality and Catering - Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hospitality & Catering (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies - Hospitality and Catering (QCF) is a qualification that has been designed to help prepare you for employment and a career in the hospitality industry.
This qualification provides an introduction to the basic skills needed to prepare for employment in the hospitality.

Course content

What you will study

• Introduction to the hospitality industry (mandatory)
• Customer service in the hospitality industry (mandatory)
• Community action
• Dealing with problems in daily life
• Making the most of leisure time
• Working towards goals
• Managing own money
• Working as part of a group
• Healthy living
• Food service
• Preparing and serving drinks
• Basic food preparation and cooking
• Using kitchen equipment
• Introduction to food commodities
• Introduction to healthy eating
• Front office operations
• Food Safety in catering

How you will learn

You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of skills and techniques, which you will continue to develop within lessons.
You will then be able to apply these skills within the student refectory and in Gaskell's, our onsite award winning restaurant. 
Theory lessons will provide you with a full understanding of the theory element of your course expanding your knowledge for assessments. 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Predicted grades 3-9 in 3 subjects at GCSE
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
A genuine interest in the Hospitality and Catering industry
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher


How you will be assessed

You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence that can include observations, assignments, practical tests, written tests, oral questions, witness statements and case studies. 

Financial information

Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

Further study

VTCT L2 Diploma in Food, Beverage and Professional Cookery Studies
VTCT L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Career opportunities

This programme can lead on to more advanced qualifications that will open the door to a wide range of careers in the Hospitality Industry.

Further information

If you require further information please contact:

School staff should contact the 14-16 Unit on 01924 789742.

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: 03 April 2019
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    • Wakefield City Campus
      (Postcode WF1 2DH)

      If you want to study in the heart of a bustling city centre, you’ll like our Wakefield Campus, situated in Margaret Street to the North West of the city centre. The campus has just finished a major refurbishment to provide a better and more attractive learning environment for all our students!

      At the Wakefield Campus you will find all the facilities you’d expect of a major college campus, such as a well-stocked Learning Centre, and a food court style refectory.

      Wakefield Campus is home to our Sixth Form, where students can choose from a wide range of AS/A Levels. Vocational courses at all levels can also be studied here – Business Studies, ICT, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Animal Care... to name but a few.