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Hospitality Level 3 at The King Edmund School

Course description

The hospitality industry is a universal industry. In any country you visit you will find examples of the hospitality business in hotels, motels, caf├ęs, pubs, restaurants, bars, sports and football clubs and even cruise liners. Therefore, it is not surprising to know that hospitality is one of the largest job providers in the world. By having relevant skills and knowledge in this industry, you are opening the doors to work.

Course content

The course will show you how diverse the industry is and provide them with an insight into what the hospitality industry can offer. It is a course which involves both theory and practical work. The Diploma course is comprised of 13 units, whilst the Subsidiary Diploma course comprises of seven units. The units taught include Asian food, contemporary world food, customer service, e-business, finance as well as marketing and promotional skills. During the course you will be given the opportunity to plan, organise and stage a school-based hospitality event; you will gain planning skills in the development of menus; in addition, you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in preparing, cooking and presenting locally, nationally and globally available commodities - following safe, professional and hygienic practices. You will investigate how and where to obtain commodities required for the production of dishes, their seasonal availability, origins, cost and how to order them. Finally, you will develop skills involved in evaluating and suggesting changes for future improvement.


BTEC Hospitality is a non-examination course. All work is assessed by internal moderation.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Hospitality Level 3 course combined with other A Level subjects will give you the choice to continue with a wide range of studies at university or find employment in a variety of professions. Career opportunities include being a baker, barista, bar person, butcher, catering manager, cellar technician, chef, consumer scientist, counter service assistant, food processing worker, food scientist-food technologist, housekeeper, kitchen assistant, kitchen manager (head chef), kitchen porter, mobile catering assistant, publican-licensee, restaurant manager or owner, vending machine operative or waiting staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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