BTEC Hospitality

Why study BTEC Hospitality?

The hospitality industry is vast, exciting and expanding. It spans a range of 20+ industries including hospitality services, contract food services, holiday parks, hotels, visitor attractions and events management. The sector contributes over £63 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately 2.9 million people in more than 419,000 establishments.

Longer-term employment projections suggest that by 2020 the sector’s workforce will have grown by 6% which is higher than the increase for the economy as a whole. Making hospitality a sector that provides great opportunities and many career paths.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is designed to help people to become competent and ready to take up employment in the hospitality Industry. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education in university or college.

What will I study?

You will experience a mix of practical and theory sessions. In the practical session you will run a Bistro on the school site and cook and serve a variety of guests and VIP’s. In the theory session, you will cover everything you need to set up and run your own catering business. You will also study and gain an understanding of purchasing, marketing,  commercial practice and nutrition whilst studying a range of cuisines.

The units you will study in depth are:

  • Food and drinks service
  • Planning and running events
  • Business, enterprise and marketing
  • International Cuisine
  • Advanced pastry techniques

How will I be assessed?

The course is 100% coursework, there are no exams. Each of the units above is made up of 6 or 7 assignments. These assignments add together to provide a final grading of pass, merit or distinction. Assignments are comprised of written tasks, presentations, interviews, leaflets. It will also include practical outcomes such as planning, cooking, serving and running events. 

 Entry requirements

An enthusiastic interest in the subject and a commitment to conscientious study will bring success. You will need to be well organised and have a sound IT base as the majority of the assignments are written electronically. Students need to have a background love of food.

Course expenses

Ingredients will be required most weeks, which the students will often need to supply. The BTEC hospitality course book would also be a requirement at £25.00

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It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:

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*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

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Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm