Hospitality & Catering

Reasons for studying

This course has been designed to give students an introduction to Hospitality industry and may provide a basis for students to pursue further studies in the fields of Catering, Nutrition and Food Manufacturing. The Hospitality industry is now the largest employer in the UK and growing sector, this course will, give you an overview of this evolving and exciting industry

If you enjoy working with food, preparing balanced nutritional meals to a budget, in a safe way, then you will be interested in Food Preparation and Nutrition

 

What you will be studying

The course will concentrate on the main areas of Food Production, Nutrition and the Hospitality industry so that students can gain a full understanding of:

·         The Food and Catering  Industry

·         Food preparation

·         Food science

·         Food presentation and costing

·         Food and beverage service

·         Current food and diet related health Issues

·         Nutrition and meal planning

·         Food terminology

·         Safe food preparation and hygiene

·         Food Commodities

·         Safety at work

·         Kitchen equipment and design

·         Technological developments

·         Legislation and consumerism

·         Customer care

 

How is the course assessed?

Assessment for Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry is  a 90 minutes External exam worth 40% of the overall marks .

Assessment for Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action is in the form of one practical test and accompanying paperwork , worth 60% of the overall grade which will be based on a task set by the exam board at the beginning of Year 11. The practical test will be at the end of November in Year 11.

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