Subject: Hospitality and Catering
Subject Leader: Mrs J Jones
Qualification: L2 Hospitality and Catering, BTEC L2 Award in Home Cooking Skills, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) L2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene and RSPH L2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
Examination Board: WJEC
This course will earn you the equivalent of 2 GCSEs. An amazing opportunity to achieve a higher grade (A*-C) GCSE as well as a BTEC Level 2 Award and 2 Public Health awards.
WJEC Level 2 Hospitality and Catering This qualification is equivalent to a higher grade (A*-C) GCSE. There are two parts to it, the coursework, worth 60%, and the exam, worth 40%. The coursework is based around menu planning, nutrition and preparing, cooking and presenting food. The exam focuses on health and safety, food hygiene and the hospitality and catering industry.
BTEC Level 2 Award in Home Cooking Skills This qualification is equivalent to half a higher grade (A*-C) GCSE. Its focus is on cooking skills, meal plans, cooking economically and sharing skills learnt. This will be the focus at the start of Year 9 to build knowledge to allow greater success throughout the whole 3 year course. The main activity will be preparing, cooking and presenting food.
RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene This qualification works very closely with the WJEC qualification and is an added bonus qualification to make the student more employable. Everyone who works within the catering industry need to have a food hygiene certificate and this will give the student that qualification.
RSPH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace This qualification works very closely with the WJEC qualification and is an added bonus qualification to make the student more employable.
Together the RSPH Level 2 Awards are equivalent to half a higher grade (A*-C) GCSE.
How you will learn:
In a very practically-based way. Lessons will be split between preparing, cooking and presenting food as well as completing theory tasks on different aspects of hospitality and catering. Skills will be a focus of the course.
How you will be assessed:
WJEC: 60% by coursework (half practical) and 40% by 90 minute online exam.
BTEC: 100% coursework (mainly practical).
RSPH Level 2 Awards: Multiple choice test for each.
Additional information/ Skills: Suitable for all abilities; transferrable skills; food preparation and cooking skills; problem-solving; organisation, planning and time management; finance; customer service and communication.
The course mirrors work related activities, helping the progression into further education, employment or training. This course makes you extremely employable with jobs locally and around the world. The hospitality and catering industry is the 4th largest industry in the UK and accounts for 10% of the workforce. It is worth £40 billion to the UK economy. Employment in hospitality and catering ranges from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists working for supermarket chains. Employment in events ranges from crowd control, event sales and event branding to exhibitions.
Study progression can be BTEC Level 3 Hospitality and Catering in the 6th form equivalent to 1 A-level.
For further information see: Mrs J Jones
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