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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
7.4 Hospitality and Catering
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
600/8839/4
GLH:
181 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£109.00 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 the three mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 6 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 10 credits from Group O1 (Optional Units - Hospitality) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional Units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 15 credits must be at Level 1 or above of which at least 4 must be from group O1. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group.

    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: Hospitality

    A minimum of 10 credits must be completed from this group.

    Basic Food Preparation and Cooking

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic Cooking

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4808
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    Basic Food Preparation

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/600/0711
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    Basic Food Preparation and Cooking

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/5042
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    Bookings, Orders and Payments

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Bookings, Orders and Payments

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7629
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    Event Planning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Event Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7630
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    Food allergy and intolerance

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Food allergy and intolerance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/618/1195
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    Front Office Operations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Front Office Operations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/5073
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    Handling Payments

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Handling Money in a Sales Situation

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7606
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    Handling Payments

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/1197
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    Housekeeping and Guest Services

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Meeting Special Dietary Needs

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Menu Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7631
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7641
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    Portering and Concierge Duties

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Portering and Concierge Duties

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7632
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    Prepare and Cook Fish for Basic Dishes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Prepare and Cook Fish for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/1196
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    Prepare and Cook Meat for Basic Dishes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Prepare and Cook Meat for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/618/1192
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    Prepare and Cook Vegetables for Basic Dishes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Prepare and Cook Vegetables for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/618/1202
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    Serving Food and Drink

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Food Service

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/4957
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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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    Serving Food and Drink

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4835
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    Sustainability in Hospitality

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Sustainability in Hospitality

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/7633
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    Using Kitchen Equipment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Kitchen Equipment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7657
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    Vegan diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Vegan diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/1194
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    Vegetarian diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Vegetarian diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/1193
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    Working with Food in a Retail Environment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with Food in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7620
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c .

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c .

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c .

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c .

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to hospitality and catering, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the hospitality and catering sector and across other sectors. It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the hospitality and catering sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship
    • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the hospitality and catering sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work


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

    Mandatory units include:
    • Introduction to the hospitality industry
    • Customer service in the hospitality industry
    • Food hygiene and safety
    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as event planning, food service and portering and concierge duties) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management and solving work-related problems).


    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 Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 2 Apprenticeship 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.

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