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Hospitality & Catering

Our Hospitality course has been designed to support learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study.

It is most suitable as a foundation for further study. This further study would provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment. Employment in hospitality and catering can range from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists in food manufacturing. All of these roles require further education and training either through apprenticeships or further and higher education.

This course has been introduced to cater for the needs and interests of many of our students.  Situated in a coastal environment, much of our industry centres on the Hospitality and Entertainment sector.  Many students will experience these sectors once they enter the world of work.

This structure has been designed to develop in learners the knowledge and understanding related to a range of hospitality and catering providers; how they operate and what they have to take into account to be successful. There is the opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and catering operations. In this qualification, learners will also have the opportunity to develop some food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.

The qualification provides learners with a broad appreciation of work in the hospitality and catering sector and wider opportunities for progression into further education, employment or training. This approach also enables learners to learn in such a way that they develop:

  • Skills required for independent learning and development
  • A range of generic and transferable skills 
  • The ability to solve problems
  • The skills of project based research, development and presentation

The fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment

Curriculum Documents

Year 10 Technical Award Hospitality and Catering Curriculum Plan

Year 11 First Award Hospitality and Catering Curriculum Plan (Legacy Specification)