Head of Department: Mr J Griffiths
Exam Board WJEC
Qualification: BTEC Tech Award in Hospitality & Catering Level 2

Programme of study

This course is aimed at preparing students for Hospitality, Catering and Food Science and Nutrition courses at Level 3 and beyond. This course will develop the skills and knowledge required to prepare students for a career in the catering and hospitality sectors, including all businesses that provide food, beverages, and/

or accommodation services. This includes restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars. It also includes airlines, tourist attractions, hospitals and sports venues: businesses where hospitality and catering is not their primary service but is increasingly important to their success.

How is the course structured & assessed?

The Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering a two year course with content broken down into units; this course is made up of two units of work.

Unit 1: is a task which is a 90 minute online / written external examination 

focusing on the Hospitality and Catering Industry. This examination contains short and extended answer questions based around applied situations. Students will be required to use stimulus material presented in different formats to respond to questions.

Unit 2: is a written assignment and practical examination based on Hospitality and Catering in Action.

Within this assignment tasks will be completed to PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION level; this work will be set and marked internally. Students apply their learning to safely prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes. They will draw on their learning about different types of provision, kitchen and front of house operations in Unit 1, as well as personal safety in their food preparations. This task involves 10 hours under supervised conditions, 7 hours on the written assignment and 3 hours practical exam to produce a two course nutritional balanced meal which will be set and moderated by the exam board.

What can these qualifications lead to?

The WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality & Catering can be combined with a variety of other subjects to suit the needs of the student. Popular course 

combinations include Business Studies, Chemistry, Health & Social Care and Physical Education. It is widely accepted by universities if continued to Level 3.

The hospitality and catering industries are major employers in the UK, both highly competitive and challenging sectors offering a wealth of employment