Hospitality and Catering
The hospitality and catering sector includes 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. According to the British Hospitality Association, hospitality and catering is Britain’s fourth largest industry and accounts for around 10% of the total workforce. Since 2010, over 25% of all new jobs have been within the hospitality and catering sector with the majority of new roles falling within the 18-24 age group. Studying Hospitality and Catering provides students with extensive vocational experience within this important industry.
Key Stage 4
The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering supports students who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is designed to provide a firm foundation for further study within the industry and provides an opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment. Employment in hospitality and catering can range from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists in food manufacturing. The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering is made up of two mandatory units:
- Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry
- Unit 2 Hospitality and Catering in Action
Through the two units, learners will gain an overview of the hospitality and catering industry and the type of job roles that may be available to assist them in making choices about progression.