BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality (with Catering)


This level three course is a two-year course designed for those students who have an interest in the hospitality and catering industry, having studied hospitality, catering or a related food subject at level two and may wish to progress onto a higher level of study or to move into the Hospitality and Catering industry.


The course focuses on the skills and knowledge required by supervisors and managers in the hospitality industry. Practical cooking skills are studied on this course as well as study of the hospitality industry. The sector-specific studies will focus around the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality (equivalent to one A level) and, if demand is sufficient, they can also study for the level 3 BTEC Diploma in Hospitality (equivalent to two A levels).


Good interpersonal skills and an interest in the hospitality and catering industry are essential. The majority of this course is assessed through coursework and practical assessment, but there will be some examined content. Although practical ability is vital, the ability to write coherently and undertake research will be equally important.


Upon completion of this course, students could progress to further study at university or apply for an Apprenticeship in this area with an employer to continue a work based learning programme. Students may also wish to apply for a junior position in a catering or hospitality business.


The minimum entry requirements for level 3 study apply. In addition, students must have studied a related food, catering or hospitality course at level two and have a keen interest in cooking and the hospitality industry. The ability to work with others, research and present work with creativity, as well as having good communication skills is also very important.