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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Following successful completion of Level 3 Hospitality, students may progress onto Higher Education or study at degree level with the required UCAS points. Some students continue with a professional Apprenticeship.

For students wishing to go straight into employment, this programme will provide you with an excellent knowledge base for a wide range of management and supervisory careers. This programme combines theory and practical knowledge, whilst giving you some excellent industry experience.

Employment may be found in a wide range of hospitality and catering environments such as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, conference centres etc. This will give you an excellent step to the supervisory/management ladder in any organisation. Students have recently gained employment from large companies such as Holiday Inn, McDonalds Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels, Michelin Star restaurants, airport catering and Army barracks catering.

What are the entry requirements?

You need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4, including Maths and English or a Merit/Distinction Level in a relevant BTEC First Diploma as well as GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English and Maths.

Students should also have a good attendance and attainment report from a previous school /college and should have successfully completed a college interview demonstrating commitment to study.

Successful completion of Year One of a Level 3 programme is a pre-requisite to entry onto Year Two.

What does this programme involve?

The programme will provide you with an opportunity to enter a career in food and beverage, accommodation, reception, hospitality and catering and has strong links to careers in leisure, travel and tourism. If you enjoy meeting new people and working within an exciting fast-moving environment and ever-growing industry then this programme is for you.

Your programme will involve practical work in our kitchens and restaurant. Theory will take place in a classroom environment. You will work in groups for practical but you may be required to complete some assessed coursework, either individually or working in pairs. The programme also includes a compulsory two week work placement each year. As part of the programme, you will complete a range of coursework and practical tasks. You will also learn off-site, by visiting establishments in the industry and completing an off-site assessment.

You will learn both kitchen and restaurant skills through practical application when you prepare and cook a range of foods in our kitchens and serve in our restaurant.

You will complete during the two year programme:

-BTEC Extended National Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
-Food Hygiene Certificate
-Work Placement - Two week placement per year

Below are some of the units you will be studying as part of your programme over two years:

-Hospitality industry
-Principles of supervising customers
-Customer service
-Financial control
-Supervisory skills
-Principles of food safety
-Supervision for catering
-Food and drink service
-Marketing for hospitality
-Personal selling and promotional skills
-Accommodation operations in hospitality
-Human resources
-European food
-Contemporary world food
-Asian food

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be continually assessed through coursework and completion of work related projects. You can achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction for any of the units that you will be completing as part of your qualification.

Your coursework will also contain practical elements for the following units: alcoholic beverage service, food and drink service, supervisory skills in hospitality, Event Management, world food, European food and Asian food.

The programme is assignment based with a practical and applied focus to learning. The programme will include two weeks work experience per year which is considered essential.

Successful completion of Year One will automatically achieve the 90 Credit Diploma qualification.

What else do I need to know?

Your induction programme will require all students to complete their Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

You will need to purchase a uniform for practical areas at an extra cost of approximately 205 before the start of your programme.

If you are aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. If you are aged 19+, fees may apply.

Site visits will take place over the length of the programme, and guest speakers from industry often come to the classes.

70 hours work experience in the industry will be included in the programme over two years.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HCS1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,117.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica, 19

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica studied Hospitality and Catering at college and secured a full-time job as a result of the relationships she built with the College’s network of employers.


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