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Hospitality BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Gryphon School

Course description

The hospitality industry is vast, exciting and expanding. It spans a range of 20+ industries including hospitality services, contract food services, holiday parks, hotels, visitor attractions and events management. The sector contributes over £63 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately 2.9 million people in more than 419,000 establishments.

Longer-term employment projections suggest that by 2020 the sector’s workforce will have grown by 6% which is higher than the increase for the economy as a whole. Making hospitality a sector that provides great opportunities and many career paths.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is designed to help people to become competent and ready to take up employment in the hospitality Industry. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education in university or college.

Course content

You will experience a mix of practical and theory sessions. In the practical session you will run a Bistro on the school site and cook and serve a variety of guests and VIP’s. In the theory session, you will cover everything you need to set up and run your own catering business. You will also study and gain an understanding of purchasing, marketing,  commercial practice and nutrition whilst studying a range of cuisines.

The units you will study in depth are:

  • Food and drinks service
  • Planning and running events
  • Business, enterprise and marketing
  • International Cuisine
  • Advanced pastry techniques

Entry requirements

An enthusiastic interest in the subject and a commitment to conscientious study will bring success. You will need to be well organised and have a sound IT base as the majority of the assignments are written electronically. Students need to have a background love of food.


The course is 100% coursework, there are no exams. Each of the units above is made up of 6 or 7 assignments. These assignments add together to provide a final grading of pass, merit or distinction. Assignments are comprised of written tasks, presentations, interviews, leaflets. It will also include practical outcomes such as planning, cooking, serving and running events. 

Financial information

Ingredients will be required most weeks, which the students will often need to supply. The BTEC hospitality course book would also be a requirement at £25.00

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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