Hospitality & Catering
Examination Board: EDUQAS WJEC
Course Title: Award in Hospitality and Catering Level 2
Why should I choose to study Hospitality and Catering?
This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in food preparation in a commercial catering environment. The course is practical in part with 60% of the qualification completed through Controlled Assessment and 40% via formal examination. It is a very rewarding subject area with extra-curricular elements, industry guests, project based work and real life catering opportunities, such as the Arts Festival.
What will I learn?
You will learn a range of skills linked to the food hospitality and catering industry. You will gain a broad understanding of commercial food production, food provenance and an understanding of legal responsibilities when preparing food for sale to the public. You will learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they can affect successful catering and hospitality operations. You will also learn successful meal planning, time management, problem-solving and communication skills.
What will be expected of me?
You will be expected to make a range of food products following set criteria. You will be expected to complete 2 units that involve both practical and heavy theory elements, including some homework. Lessons will be a mixture of theoretical information, technical skills development and experience of hospitality and catering processes and workflows.
What skills will I develop?
You will gain a broad range of catering skills related to commercial food preparation, including food hygiene, food presentation and production in quantity. You will develop catering and hospitality industry skills by upscaling dish portions, presentation of dishes and meeting the needs of others through diets and religion.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed across 2 units - The Hospitality and Catering Industry (40%) and Hospitality and Catering in Action (60%). These are both internally and externally assessed. You will be given learning outcomes to complete for each assessed unit.
Where will this qualification lead me?
Successful completion of the course can lead to further study of related Level 3 vocational qualifications such as WJEC Level 3 Food, Science and Nutrition, NVQ Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery, Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision. This qualification would be a great help for a career and/or apprenticeship within the hospitality and catering trade, working in either front or back of house roles.