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This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2021 and the certification end date is 31/07/2022.

Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
7.4 Hospitality and Catering
Credits:
39
Qualification No:
601/1047/8
GLH:
306 hours
Total qualification time:
390 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
Age Range:
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?

    The Level 2 Skills for Hospitality and Catering qualifications are intended to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the Hospitality and Catering sector. They will also enable learners to enhance their English and mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios and support learners development of transferable interpersonal and employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in Hospitality and Catering or other related sectors.

    These 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.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete a total of 39 credits. They must take all 3 units from Group M (Mandatory), totalling 10 credits. Remaining credits may be taken from Group O1 (Hospitality and Catering units) and Group O2 (Employability units), with a maximum of 10 credits taken from Group O2. At least 25 credits must be taken at Level 2. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete all 3 units totalling 10 credits from this group.

    Health and Safety in the Catering and Hospitality Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/505/4416
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    Principles of Customer Service in the Hospitality Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/4415
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    The Hospitality and Catering Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4417
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    Optional units: Employability

    Learners may take a maximum of 10 credits from this group.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/1481
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/6269
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1225
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/1482
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/505/1486
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6326
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/1504
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/505/1500
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/505/1497
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/505/1503
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/505/1505
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6308
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6251
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/1506
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6328
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/6315
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1508
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1510
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    Optional units: Hospitality and Catering

    Learners must take a minimum of 19 credits from this group.

    Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4391
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    Event Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7630
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    Handling Cash Payments

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7605
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    Legislation in Food and Beverage Service

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/505/4392
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    Liaise with Care Team to Ensure that an Individual's Nutritional Needs are Met

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4393
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    Maintain Food Safety when Storing, Preparing and Cooking Food

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4374
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    Maintain, Handle and Clean Knives in Catering

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4376
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    Make Basic Stock

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4409
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    Menu Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/4390
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    Planning an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4380
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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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    Prepare Fish for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/601/5328
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    Prepare Meals to Meet Relevant Nutritional Standards Set for School Meals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/505/4419
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    Prepare Meat for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/601/5335
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    Prepare Poultry for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/601/5354
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    Prepare Vegetables for Basic Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/601/5368
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    Prepare and Present Food for Cold Presentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/505/4408
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Bread and Dough Products

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/601/5774
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Cakes, Sponges, Biscuits and Scones

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/601/5355
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Cold and Hot Desserts

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/601/5361
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Egg Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/601/5724
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Fish Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/505/4412
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Grain Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/601/5358
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Hot Sauces

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/601/5416
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Meat Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/505/4413
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Pasta Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/601/5688
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Pastry Products

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    43
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/601/5325
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Poultry Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/505/4411
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Pulse Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/601/5719
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Rice Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/601/5680
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Soups

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/601/5671
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Vegetable Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4410
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Simple Bread and Dough Products

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4502
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    Produce Healthy Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4383
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    Provide a Buffet and Carvery Service

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4388
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    Provide a Counter and Takeaway Service

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4389
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    Running an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/505/2493
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    Service of Food and Drinks at Table

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/4387
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    Sustainability in Hospitality

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/7633
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    Sustainability in Professional Kitchens

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4384
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    Using Kitchen Equipment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7657
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    Working Effectively as Part of a Hospitality or Catering Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4421
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a wide 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 who are aspiring to a career in the hospitality and catering sector but are not yet sure in which precise area, and who intend to access level 3 qualifications or a level 3 apprenticeship but need a fairly extensive learning programme at level 2 before they will be ready to access level 3.
    • Young people and adults usually with prior attainment at level 1 and below, 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 fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills over an extended period before identifying the most appropriate job roles and applying for work.


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

    Mandatory units include:

    • The hospitality and catering industry
    • Health and safety in the catering and hospitality industry
    • Principles of customer service in the hospitality sector

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as prepare, cook and finish basic fish dishes, legislation in food and beverage service, sustainability in hospitality) alongside generic employability skills (such as leadership skills and setting and meeting targets at work).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Diploma if, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 3 Apprenticeship or to a Level 3 qualification, they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 2, up to 2 years, before they are ready to progress to employment or to a level 3 qualification or apprenticeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to a number of roles in hospitality and catering such as catering assistant, waiter, counter service assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Hospitality and Catering in any of the available pathways such as Hospitality Leadership, Hospitality and Tourism, Supervising Food Safety, including Technical level qualifications, or to an advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering in any of the available pathways.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1. It is available to learners aged 16+.

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