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KS4 (Year 10-11)
Subject Leader: Mrs Sian Williams 

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If you have an interest in food preparation and presentation this is the course for you. As well as extending your practical abilities from your Food Technology lessons, you will learn about all aspects of the Hospitality and Catering Industry such as diet, nutrition, hygiene and work roles within the industry. The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is most suitable as a foundation for further study. This further study would provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment. Employment in hospitality and catering can range from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists working for supermarket chains. All of these roles require further education and training either through apprenticeships or further and higher education.


Course Details

The course specification is divided into 2 areas of study:


Unit 1 - The Hospitality and Catering Industry – food and drink

• Job descriptions, work opportunities and training

• Health, hygiene and safety

• Communication and record keeping

• Environmental considerations


Unit 2 - Hospitality and Catering in action:

Catering skills associated with the preparation, cooking and serving food.



i. An end of course on line examination theory paper, 90 minutes in length (40% of course marks). All candidates are entered for the examination. This will use all of the knowledge gained in Unit 1 and 2.

ii. Assessment of practical work - Candidates will be expected to complete a controlled practical cooking task. This will be completed in school under set examination conditions (60%)