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St Colman's High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch


Examination Board: Edexcel 

Specification: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality

Why study Hospitality?

It is a popular course with successful results (100% achieve A – E equivalent). Hospitality is a growing sector and very important to the Northern Ireland economy. According to industry experts the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland has the potential to create up to 5,000 jobs in the next 10 years.

What will I learn about? 

Unit 1

The Hospitality Industry

You will develop an overview of the hospitality industry. You will explore the internal structure of hospitality businesses.

You will also look at the range of functions used by hospitality organisations to support business and develop growth.

Unit 2

Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.

You will explore the role of the supervisor in providing customer service and their part in building teams that can deliver effective customer service.

Unit 3

Providing customer service in hospitality.

You will develop an understanding of the role of communication, presentation and team work in customer service in hospitality. You should be able to provide customer service to meet the needs of customer in different hospitality situations.

Unit 10

European Food

You will learn about the equipment, methods and commodities to prepare and cook different examples of European food. You will also evaluate the quality of European dishes.

Unit 12

Contemporary World Food

You will plan menus taking into account current developments in contemporary world food. You will also prepare, cook and present contemporary world dishes and evaluate their quality.

Unit 17

E-business for Hospitality.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of e-business in the hospitality industry, the benefits, impacts and barriers to the development of e-business within hospitality businesses and features of effective hospitality websites. 

Unit 22

Planning and Organising an event. You will produce a proposal for an event from a client brief. You will plan and stage an event and review its success.

How is it taught?

Pupils will produce coursework portfolios in 7 units. They will also participate in role plays and practical cookery sessions. Visits to industry will be an important part of their learning.

How will I be assessed?

This course is equivalent to one GCE A Level. There is no exam and all work is assessed internally. The course is assessed by coursework and practical activities.

Pathways to future careers/courses This course gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment. It will be advantageous to students when pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. It is a specialist, vocationally related qualification ideal for those who have a clear view of their future career or who want to progress to higher education. It is an alternative to A Levels and accepted as an entry requirement for universities and further education colleges and highly valued by employers.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C