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Hospitality BTEC level 3 Diploma at JFS

Course description

You will study a wide range of units, some of which are mandatory and others which the School has selected as being most appropriate for our students. While studying you are going to gain a huge range of skills ranging from how to market new services, plan and run hospitality events and research the Tourism and Hospitality industry. You will also study how to independently produce first class dishes in our new professional kitchen and serve it in our BTEC restaurant.

Entry requirements

It is expected that students enrolling on this course will have 4-5 GCSEs at grade C or above, with a level 5 in both English and Mathematics. The possession of a GCSE at grade C or above in Food Technology will be helpful but is not obligatory. Most importantly you should have a keen interest in considering a future career and further training in the Hospitality industry as the course is designed with this in mind. You will also be able to select one ‘AS’ Level to complement your BTEC in Hospitality. Grade B or above at GCSE will normally be required to study your chosen ‘AS’ Level (please refer to the relevant subject for details of entry requirements).

You need to bear in mind that the BTEC uses more practical styles of learning and will also require you to draw on your team work skills, maturity and hard work ethic.


To achieve the full Diploma Award students must complete and pass units which add up to 120 credits at the end of two years. All work is internally assessed and moderated by visiting moderators. Students will undertake a range of practical and theoretical assignments throughout the course, most involving research within the Hospitality sector, guided by your teachers. Practical skills are also assessed for the relevant units. Students achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction awards – though, as the course is broadly equivalent to two  ‘A’ Levels, there are two grades given. For example a student may achieve a Pass/Merit or a Distinction/Distinction depending on the points scored for each unit. There are starred Distinctions for exceptional performance.

Future opportunities

There are two main routes of progression:

Progression directly into the Hospitality sector. Students will have gained considerable experience of the sector over the two years through visits and more extended placements. With the qualification gained, they will be in a good position to apply for positions in a range of areas within the sector, one of the largest and fastest growing employment sectors in the economy at present. 

Progression to university: the Higher Education sector offers a wide range of courses in Management, Business, Tourism and Leisure as well as Hospitality Management which would provide further qualifications to students.

Our cohort will receive regular careers information, advice and guidance as part of the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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