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Hospitality BTEC Diploma Level 3 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

The BTEC L3 Diploma in Hospitality is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to be a successful supervisor in the hospitality and catering industry.

Learners on this course need to be self-motivated, ambitious and can work to deadlines. The course offers great opportunities. The course would suit those who leave with GCSE’s , A levels or who have been in industry for a while.


Course content

You will study 12 units over a two years period.

The units that are studied regularly change to meet the needs of the current group of learners but will include the hospitality industry, customer service, planning and managing events, and alcoholic beverages.

This is not a cooking qualification but it is likely that at least one cooking unit will be studied each year. The course is challenging and involves independent study and research.

Much of the course involves applying the theory and knowledge learnt at the start of each unit. This means that that you will visit a large number of catering establishments, meet many leading industry professionals and undertake work experience at various venue and events. Some of these will be outside normal college hours at venues across the county, including in the evenings and at week-ends. These will give you the experience and opportunities you need to practice and develop your supervisory skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 4-5 GCSE's at A* to C Grade including English and/or Maths.


The assessment approach of the BTEC Nationals in Hospitality allows for you to receive feedback on your progress throughout the course as you provide evidence towards the grading criteria.

Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including reports, presentations, taking part in actual events, role play and discussion.

Future opportunities

From this course there are many options. Some students will choose to go into higher education, others will join company training schemes and follow a structured course for up to two years, and others will find work within the industry as a supervisor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2016
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