Why study SfW Hospitality?
The hospitality sector covers several aspects of employment, including management, reception and accommodation services.
There is a shortage of skilled staff in this area, so job prospects are good. Hospitality offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:
- working with the public
- planning events
- learning practical skills.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
What do I need to get in?
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
What will I study?
The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.
- Developing Skills for Working in Hospitality
- Developing Skills for Working in the Professional Kitchen
- Front of House Operations
- Hospitality Events
You will learn about
- the aims of hospitality organisations, their products, services and staff roles
- menu planning
- food preparation techniques and cooking
- reception work and customer care skills
- food and drink service
- planning and running a hospitality event
Where will I take the course?
- You will train at a college with the appropriate facilities, such as a kitchen and restaurant. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
- You will have to wear clothing appropriate to the class you are taking: for example, chef's whites or black and white for front of house.
- You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.
What can I go on to next?
You may be able to progress to:
- A Modern Apprenticeship leading to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at SCQF Levels 5 to 6 in Professional Cookery or Hospitality: Food Preparation and Cooking.
- A one year full time National Certificate (NC) or National Qualification (NQ) in a hospitality subject such as Catering, General Catering, Hospitality or Professional Cookery at a local college of further education.
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