Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the UK. It has over two million employees and makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. It is a dynamic industry that responds quickly to changing market needs, through rapid growth, innovation and diversity.

The BTEC qualifications aim to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the hospitality industry, rather than just being a customer or patron. They support progression to a more specialised Level 3 vocational or academic hospitality and catering course or an apprenticeship in hospitality and catering and give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of, and skills in, the hospitality industry. This gives learners the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the hospitality industry, for example waiter/waitress, assistant front-of-house staff, temporary events, hospitality staff, concessions catering assistants, fast food servers.


Subject Teacher: 
Mrs L Simpson

Curriculum Outline

KS5: Year 12 level 2 students study for the BTEC NQF First Award level 1/2 in Hospitality. The course consists of 75% coursework and 25% exam which involves learning about the different aspects of the hospitality industry, looking at its component parts and the different products and services that are offered as well as the essential processes involved in operating a hospitality business. They also discover the various aspects of health and safety, and food safety law and explore the understanding and skills required for proficiency in planning, preparing, cooking and finishing a range of food types in the hospitality industry. The units contain a mixture of practical skills and theory.


Key Stage Taught (Yes / No)
Key Stage 3 No
Key Stage 4 No
Key Stage 5 Yes

Examination Information
Official name of course Qualification Level Exam Board
BTEC NQF First Award level 1/2 AS