The Event Planning and Hospitality course has been designed to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the hospitality sector. Learners enrolling on this course will have the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry developing skills such as planning and running events, customer service, food and beverage service, team work and exploring the hospitality industry in detail.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include: Core units:
- Introducing the hospitality industry
- Working in the hospitality industry
- Team work in hospitality
- Planning and running a hospitality event
- Delivering the hospitality customer experience
- Food and beverage service
- Work experience in hospitality All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in event planning, customer service, enjoy meeting people and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in the hospitality industry
How is the course assessed?
- Internal assessments and assignments.
- External Assessments and assignments
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you dont have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal. Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
The basic principles of menu design, layout and presentation
How to pair food and beverages and keep up-to-date with popular trends
- Working as part of a team to deliver specific requirements, promotions and specials to customers.
You will have the ability to:
Work as a team to ensure customers are provided with up-to-date, helpful information and recommendations on food and beverages
Prepare food and beverage service areas in good time ensuring all resources are available and ready for use
- Provide efficient, accurate and effective service in line with customer needs and brand standards.
What is required?
A passion for high quality food and drink service
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
You will be required to purchase the required personal protective equipment discussed at your interview. Bursary support may be available.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the BTEC level 3 in event management or Level 3 food and drink supervision.
Completion of the level 2 course will assist you in securing employment as an events co-ordinator or customer service assistant in the hospitality industry.
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at grade D (3) or above.
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.