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Hospitality - BTEC First Diploma at Queensbury School

Course description

This course is offered by ‘Go Live’. Go-live is a programme of learning that allows students to study for a vocational qualification. Two days each week you will be out of school with a training provider and the remaining days will be in school working on other projects. The programme is for students aged 16-19.

Course content

This course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills required for employment in the hospitality sector and is designed to meet key skill shortages identified by the Industry.  Successful students have the opportunity to work in the hospitality sector’s wide-ranging and diverse organisations.The hospitality sector relies on a constant supply of appropriately skilled and qualified staff to work in its organisations. The BTEC First Diploma in Hospitality provides the opportunity for learners to gain a recognised vocationally specific qualification and is designed to enable learners to progress directly into employment or into further education and training. The qualification consists of three core units and three optional units, chosen from a choice of six units: Compulsory units Customer Relations in Hospitality Exploring the Hospitality Industry Safety in Hospitality  Optional units (choose three)Accommodation and the Front OfficeBasic Culinary SkillsDeveloping Employability Skills for Hospitality and Related IndustriesHealthy LifestylesPlanning and Running a Hospitality EventServing Food and Drink

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications.   All students are required to attend an interview prior to being accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment.  What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability although important to all courses is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard.  This is a course that values practical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider.   If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.There are no formal entry qualifications.   All students are required to attend an interview prior to being accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment.What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability, although important to all courses, is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard.  This is a course that values practical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider.If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.

Assessment

During the course you will be required to build up a portfolio of evidence, and demonstrate your knowledge through practical demonstration and assignments.  You will receive one-to-one reviews of your learning and be given written feedback in your portfolio and oral feedback during practical sessions. 

Future opportunities

Learners may progress to a Level 3 qualification in hospitality, such as the BTEC Nationals in Hospitality, or a related area. Alternatively, learners may choose to enter employment within the hospitality industry or other related areas, which this Vocationally-Related Qualification enables them to do.Prospective employment opportunities include:Bar Person/Manager Event and Exhibition Organiser Fast Food Service Assistant Hotel Porter Hotel Receptionist Hotel/Accommodation Room Attendant

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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