Hospitality & Catering

Summary of course

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, 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
  • Work experience in hospitality All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

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 don’t 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.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you have an interest in event planning and customer service and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in the hospitality industry

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. All applicants will be invited for interview. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place. Be ready to discuss why you are interested in taking this course

General Info (materials required for the course)

You will be required to purchase the required personal protective equipment discussed at your interview. Bursary support may be available.

Course fee information


student success

Viktorija Bernataviciute

Viktorija Bernataviciute

Catering student Viktorija enjoyed a taste of life in the kitchens of three Michelin starred restaurants on the back of her time at Northampton College. Having been named the winner...

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