You will gain a good insight into the theory and workings of the modern dynamic world of hospitality. Hospitality is the fifth largest employer and competition for high calibre staff has led to hospitality businesses offering attractive pay, conditions and career prospects. This vocational course looks at the supervisory and management of catering. Frequent visits to hospitality businesses take place to ensure learning is current and vocationally relevant. It would be of great benefit to learners if they had work experience or part time work in the catering industry.

How is the course structured and graded?

The Subsidiary Diploma extends to the specialist work-related focus of the qualification and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The course offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one A Level. Units are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction. The score for each unit is added up to make the final qualification grade. To achieve the overall qualification, all units must be marked at a minimum of a Pass.

Will this course be suitable for me?

This course will suit you if you already have a good interest in hospitality and would consider a career in the industry. Candidates will need to have four grade 4 GCSEs (or above), including English. This course will suit learners who enjoy finding out about how things work, and who would like to plan, manage and run their own hospitality events. Learners need to be able to be self motivated and enjoy getting 'stuck in'.

What could this course lead to?

This course provides students with the opportunity to enter employment in the hospitality industry either full time or as an apprentice. You can also progress onto a higher vocational qualification such as an advanced apprenticeship, hospitality based degree or onto a work based management programme. 

Course Infomation

Course Contact

Mr Crwys-Williams


BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Additional Fees

There are no additional fees for this course


Mix of coursework and examination


Accepted for Further Education Entry

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