Hospitality & Catering

Level 1 / 2 Technical Award

Why choose Food at Fulwood Academy?


The Food department is dedicated to help students achieve the best possible grades at Key stage 4.


Students have the opportunity to become equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

This encourages students to cook at home and enables them to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.





What will the course involve?

The course has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding related to a range of topics including hygiene and safety, roles and responsibility of the EHO, food laws and regulations and food allergies and intolerances. You will also learn about the job roles in the hospitality and catering industry as well as the structure of the front and back of house in catering establishments.

There is the opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and catering operations.  In this qualification, you will also develop food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem-solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.

Like all qualifications, this course requires hard work and commitment. As well as practical work each week there is a considerable amount of written work.



How will I be assessed?   


The course is split into two sections:


Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry (40% of overall grade)

External exam. Duration 90 minutes. Opportunity to take this exam in June of Year 10.


Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action (60% of overall grade)

Internal Controlled assessment totaling 9 hours and production of a portfolio of work.

Where does the course lead?


There are many local colleges that provide advanced qualifications in food, catering and hospitality. You could also progress into careers that include a chef, dietetics, health and social care, food technologist, nursing, food production and manufacture, nutritionist, hospitality, food product development and child care.