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BTEC Level 3: Food Technology and Hospitality at Ashby School

Course description

Students do not need prior knowledge of the subject or to have studied 
GCSE Food Technology. The Diploma is ideal for anyone with an interest 
in food and how to manage a business. The Hospitality Diploma equips 
learners with a broad understanding of the sector and the way in which it 
works. With an emphasis on practical, hands-on skills it provides a 
valuable taster of the wide range of opportunities and job roles that exist 
within hospitality. Some major topics include: customer service standards; 
sales and marketing; running a hospitality business; food and beverage 
service; food preparation and cooking; and health and safety. The Diploma 
would be ideal for a learner who is particularly interested in pursuing a 
career as a chef, working in tourist services or holiday parks, or wishing to 
study hotel management. As well as exploring issues such as the 
importance of customer service, managing resources and setting up in 
business, the Hospitality Diploma also covers a range of vital life skills 
such as healthy eating and food safety.

Course content

At Advanced level students will study:
20445B Principles of Supervising Customer Service in Hospitality 
20828C The Hospitality Industry 
20829C Providing customer service in Hospitality 
20836C Contemporary World Food 
20844C Planning and organising a hospitality event 
20852C Advanced skills and techniques in producing patisserie 
 and petit fours 
20834C European Food


Entry requirements

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five or more GCSE (or equivalent) 
passes at grades A* - C, including mathematics and English language

Future opportunities

Students can go to degree courses either BA or BSC qualifications. This 
course prepares students for careers in a wide range of professions, such 
as business, hospitality, teaching, food journalism, food technologist, 
dietician, food historian, food photographer, or any career that is health 


Further information

This course is complemented by the Advanced Diploma in Food Hygiene and Safety with Environmental Health, Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety.
Students could combine 
BTEC Food Technology with a range of other subjects. It can be taken with: 
▪ Business Studies, by those interested in a career in the hospitality 
▪ English to go into food journalism 
▪ History for a career as a food historian 
▪ Science to become a dietician, food technologist or enter another health 
 related/medical profession 
▪ An Art or Design related subject to explore a career in food product 
▪ Any other A levels to become a Food Technology teacher 
▪ PE to explore a career in Sport Science and Nutrition 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year