Key Stage 5 - Food Technology

Year 12 and 13 BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality aims to prepare students for work or further study in the hospitality industry. At the end of the course students should have:

  • Enhanced their knowledge of the hospitality industry
  • Developed their practical skills
  • Improved their employability skills
  • Achieved a qualification worth 2 A levels.

To achieve a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality students have to achieve 120 credits. The two year course consists of four mandatory units, totalling 30 credits plus 9 to 10 optional units that combine to make at least 90 credits. Typical units covered include:

  • The hospitality industry
  • Supervising customer service
  • Provision of customer service
  • Financial control
  • Food and drinks service
  • European food
  • Asian food
  • Contemporary world food
  • E-Business for hospitality
  • Personal selling and promotional skills
  • Planning and managing an event
  • An industry related project (based on work experience placement).

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality is based on 100% course assessment. There are currently no examinations. All units require extensive written work, including research and evaluations. One unit is generally completed each half-term. The units are more academic than the GCSE Catering coursework and do not always involve practical work or preparing dishes. Units can be completed as written reports, PowerPoint presentations, and practical sessions in the catering kitchen or discussion/verbal reports.

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality aims to prepare students for work or further study in the hospitality industry in the same way as the full Diploma course. However, students studying this course will achieve a qualification worth one A level, rather than the two A levels achieved by studying the Diploma.

To achieve a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality, students have to achieve 60 credits. The two year course consists of three mandatory units, totalling 20 credits plus 4 to 5 optional units that combine to make at least 40 credits. The units and assessment criteria are identical to the Diploma course explained above.

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Exam board

Exam code

Content

Hospitality Ex Cert /Dip L3

New 2018 draft details

 

 

Subsidiary L3

Edexcell

BTEC

500/8197/2

 

 

 

500/8197/4

Year 12/13

Term 1

3 units

Term 2

3 units

Term 3

2 Units

External Exams

Year 12

Term 1

3 units

Term 2

Term 3

3 units

External Exams