St John Plessington Catholic College

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

Unit 1: The hospitality and catering industry - this unit enables learners to gain and develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and catering industry including provision, health and safety, and food safety. 

Assessment is through a written examination lasting 1 hour 20 minutes and is worth 40% of qualification.  

Unit 2: Hospitality and catering in action - this unit 2 enables learners to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the importance of nutrition and how to plan nutritious menus. They will learn the skills needed to prepare, cook and present dishes. They will also learn how to review their work effectively.

Assessment is through controlled assessment supervised in lesson time. Pupils are given approximately 12 hours to respond to the assignment brief from WJEC. Unit 2 is worth 60% of the overall qualification. 



The Vocational Award in Hospitality & Catering can be studied alongside a variety of other subjects allowing pupils to draw on knowledge from across the curriculum. 

Popular course combinations include Business Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Health & Social Care, Child Development and Physical Education.

The hospitality and catering industries are major employers in the UK, both highly competitive and challenging sectors offering a wealth of employment opportunities. There is also extensive learning in nutrition through this course meaning that pupils are able to access further education;in nutrition related career pathways such as sports nutritionist, dietician, nursing, physiotherapy, food scientist, childcare, and many more.