What is an Award in Hospitality and Catering?


Do you enjoy cooking? Have you enjoyed the products you have made this year? Then the Level 1 / 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is the course for you. Over two years you will learn about the skills relating to the Hospitality and Catering Industry, and also develop your own practical skills. The course also allows you to think creatively and be more independent, while creating exciting and innovative food products.
Level 1 / 2 Hospitality and Catering is made up of two different units. You will be required to complete each unit independently, using the knowledge and skills you have developed during the course.

Course Details

Qualification Exam Board Specification
Level 1 / 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering WJEC Eduqas 5569QA

Subject Leader

Mrs J. Kulandhaisamy
Subject Leader for Design Technology

What is an Award in Hospitality and Catering?

Do you enjoy cooking? Have you enjoyed the products you have made this year? Then the Level 1 / 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is the course for you. Over two years you will learn about the skills relating to the Hospitality and Catering Industry, and also develop your own practical skills. The course also allows you to think creatively and be more independent, while creating exciting and innovative food products.

Course Overview

In the video below, Mrs Kulandhaisamy, Subject Leader for Design Technology, explains the different topics you will study on the Hospitality and Catering course:

 

Level 1 / 2 Hospitality and Catering is made up of two different units. You will be required to complete each unit independently, using the knowledge and skills you have developed during the course.

Unit 1

  • The Hospitality and Catering Industry (External Exam)
  • This is a written exam which is taken at the end of year 10 and you will take this exam on a computer.
  • The exam is 1 hour 20 minutes long and is worth 40% of your final grade. 

Unit 2

  • Hospitality and Catering in Action (Internally Assessed Controlled Coursework)

This is a classroom-based portfolio and a practical exam that is completed under exam conditions.  You will be asked to plan, prepare and cook two different dishes in response to a brief set by the exam board WJEC.

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the nutrients in the dishes you are making, as well as the effect that different cooking methods can have on the nutritional value of food.  You will also need to demonstrate that you are aware of which nutrients different groups of people need.

This is a controlled assessment that lasts 12 hours and is worth 60% of your final grade.

The course will be taught through a variety of practical and theory lessons. If you decide that Level 2 Hospitality and Catering is the course for you, you will be required to purchase a Chef’s White Jacket to wear during practical lessons.  These can be purchased through school or we can provide you with a list of stockists to purchase one yourself. 

Got A Question?

If you have a question about Year 9 Hospitality and Catering courses you can use the form below to contact Mrs Kulandhaisamy, Subject Leader for Design Technology.