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Course Description

The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is an exciting and engaging course. The course is a vocational qualification aimed at students with an interest in the Hospitality and Catering Industry. 

This qualification may be for you if you are looking to pursue a career which may range from waiting staff, receptionists, catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists in food manufacturing.

The delivery of this course includes: Class based theory in preparation for an exam and written course work that is submitted to the awarding body. You will apply your theory based learning in order to safely prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes as well as take into account hygiene and personal safety in your preparation.

Students should be regularly involved in the preparation and cooking of dishes at home in order to consolidate skills learnt in the practical element of the course.

Course Structure

To complete the course, students will need to complete the 2 units below. Unit 1 is a 90 minute exam which is externally assessed and unit 2 is internal coursework and is both theory and practical based.

Course units

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering


Mandatory units

Assessment method


The Hospitality and Catering Industry

External Examination


Hospitality and Catering in Action

Coursework Based

Why study this subject?

If you are interested in studying this subject at KS4 you will have the opportunity to        develop your hosting skills together with food preparation and cooking. The content is relevant not only to employees within food production, but also those with a responsibility for food safety in the industry, nutritionists, managers and owners. This extends the learners appreciation of the whole vocational area beyond the kitchen environment.

This qualification will also give you an overview of the hospitality industry and the type of job roles that may be available to assist you in making choices about progression.