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BTEC – Hospitality Level 3

Course Description

At Morriston we are able to offer the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality, where students are able to gain practical and academic experiences relating to the hospitality industry. The course involves regular field visits to a variety of hospitality outlets and participation in fun packed team building experiences. The course is supported by Moodle and
are school portal, so coursework can easily be complete at home. This course is the equivalent to 40-120 UCAS points. (1 A level equivalent)

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for those who have studied and enjoyed BTEC First in Hospitality in years 10 & 11. However, anyone who has achieved at least 5 A* – C GCSE or equivalent and has a genuine interest in hospitality would benefit from this course. Students are expected to purchase chef whites and smart business wear for the practical aspects of the course.
Some students will be eligible for financial assistance.

Units of Study

There’s a good mix of practical and theoretical work. Subjects studied include practical cookery, food and drink service, front office, accounts, event management, team leading, business enterprise and human resource management.

Year Unit Title Details
12 1 The
Hospitality
Industry
Students will develop an overview of the importance of the hospitality industry within the economy in terms of its scale, scope and diversity. They will investigate the commercial and catering services sectors of the industry, and develop an understanding of operations that provide accommodation, catering and related services.
9 European
Cuisine
Students will develop an understanding of different types of European cuisine and their specific influences & requirements. They will practice & develop their skills in the preparation and cooking of a range of European dishes.
15 E-Business
for
Hospitality
Students will learn how hospitality business use the internet & computer software to enhance and develop their business.
13 3 Financial
Control in
Hospitality
This unit introduces learners to how physical resources within the hospitality industry are selected, controlled and accounted for. It will also introduce them to aspects of costing, pricing and operational finance procedures used in the day-to-day operation of hospitality outlets.
2 Customer
service in
Hospitality
Students will learn about the importance of customer service to all hospitality businesses. They will develop and use these skills when running their own business enterprise.
16 Hospitality
Business
Enterprise
The hospitality industry offers a diverse range of opportunities for the entrepreneur. This unit will allow students to explore the issues involved in starting a business and to put some of them into practice.
7 Alcoholic
Beverage
Service
This unit covers all aspects of service and storage relating to bartender skills. Students learn about the law and the social impact alcohol has on society.

Progression

This course leads to further study at university and contributes towards the UCAS point you need for your chosen course.  If you are interested in a career in hospitality, the course gives you the foundation necessary for an apprenticeship or traineeship, at all levels. Many national universities offer degrees in Hotel or Event management and a number of
companies offer fully funded degree apprenticeships. Gower and Neath college offer hospitality management courses at HNC, HND and degree level.