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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
7.4 Hospitality and Catering
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9214/2
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the hospitality and catering sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in hospitality and catering or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Hospitality and Catering qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Hospitality and Catering sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Hospitality and Catering qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 1 credit and 5 further credits from Group M or Group 01 – Optional units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M worth a minimum of 1 credit.

    Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/4898
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    Health and Safety and Food Safety Awareness in Catering

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/9583
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    Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4894
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    Optional Units

    Learners may complete up to 5 credits from Group 01 – Optional Units.

    Basic Food Preparation and Cooking

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/5042
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    Food Service

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/4957
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    Front Office Operations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/5073
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    Housekeeping and Guest Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/600/1094
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    Introduction to Food Commodities

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/502/5059
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    Meeting Special Dietary Needs

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7659
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    Menu Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7631
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    Portering and Concierge Duties

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7632
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    Preparing and Serving Drinks

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/5051
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to hospitality and catering. It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer
    • young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The choice of mandatory units includes:

    • Introduction to the hospitality industry
    • Customer service in the hospitality industry
    • Health and safety and food safety awareness in catering


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in hospitality and catering before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 2 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in hospitality and catering such as kitchen porter, waiter, housekeeping assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in Hospitality and Catering, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Hospitality and Catering as well as other level 2 qualifications such as Housekeeping, Hospitality Services, Food Service, Professional Cookery, Food and Beverage Service.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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