Overview

BTEC Firsts in Hospitality can help you take your first steps towards a career in events, catering or accommodation. You’ll learn essential skills such as planning and running an event, preparing and serving food and drink, and delivering first-class customer service.

BTECs are vocationally-related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. You will develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.  BTEC Firsts motivate learners and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.

 

Details

The BTEC First in hospitality is a vocationally related qualification available in four sizes: Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate, Diploma.  

 

The Award requires you to gain:

  • Three Mandatory units: Introducing the Hospitality Industry and Working in the Hospitality Industry, Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality

  • Optional unit: Planning, Preparing, cooking and finishing food

The Certificate requires you to gain:

  • Four Mandatory units: Introducing the Hospitality Industry, Working in the Hospitality Industry, Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality, How the Hospitality Industry contributes to Healthy Lifestyles

  • 2-4 Optional units: Planning, Preparing, cooking and finishing food, Food and beverage service

 

Units are graded at Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction, Level 1 Pass, unclassified

How will it be delivered?

Two of the mandatory units are externally assessed and you will be required to sit paper based exams each lasting for 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will get the opportunity to sit these in January and June.

The remaining units are internally assessed. Internal assessment allows learners to develop a wider range of skills and provides evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria. Evidence for assessment can be generated through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations.

Entry requirements

This is a level 2 qualification so learners should ideally be level 1 or above for entry, however the structure of the qualification allows learners who do not achieve at Level 2 may achieve a grade of level 1 pass.

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Want more information?

email: catering@trans4mcic.com

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