Hospitality Industry

VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies - Hospitality and Catering

Course Summary

VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies - Hospitality and Catering is a qualification that has been designed to help prepare learners for employment and a career in the hospitality industry.  This qualification is suitable for learners from age 14 years upwards.

This qualification has 2 mandatory units that will develop the learners knowledge and understanding of the main outlets in the hospitality industry and the career opportunities available. They will also learn about the importance of good customer service.

The optional units that make up this qualification will allow learners to tailor their learning to suit personal interests and preferences. Optional units range from basic food preparation and cooking, preparing and serving food and drink, to managing social relationships and dealing with problems in daily life. 

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Healthy living

  • Managing money

  • Working as part of a group 

  • Managing social relationships

  • Working towards goals

  • Environmental awareness

  • Basic food preparation and cooking

  • Front office operations

  • Preparing drinks

Progression

An apprenticeship in:

  • Food and Beverage Service

  • Food Production and Cooking

  • Food Service

  • Hospitality Services

  • Professional Cookery

  • Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Course Summary

VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare learners for a career in the hospitality industry.

This qualification will develop knowledge of the hospitality industry, the importance of customer service and will also develop learners communication skills.

The optional units that make up this qualification will allow learners to tailor their learning to their personal interests and preferences. Optional units range from basic food preparation and cooking, serving food and drinks to housekeeping and guest services.

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Introduction to food commodities

  • Housekeeping and guest services

  • Food services and safety

  • Introduction to healthy eating

  • Front office operations

Progression

On completion of this qualification learners may choose to undertake further study; qualifications learners could progress to include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Service

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

  • Level 2 Award in Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

  • Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets