What is the purpose of this qualification?
The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory.
The qualification gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable, and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning.
The Diploma gives learners the opportunity to develop a broader range of skills in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
Who are these qualifications for?
The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism is for 16-18 years and EHCP learners who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment.
What do these qualifications cover?
The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with further education colleges and other providers to ensure that the qualification supports progression to further learning and training. All learners taking this qualification will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others.
Learners will also take a number of sector units. The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within that sector, allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage the learners. For hospitality and tourism, the units cover topics and activities such as preparing and cooking food and contributing to running hospitality and tourism events.
What could these qualifications lead to?
This qualification prepares learners for further learning at a higher level in hospitality and tourism. For example, this qualification in hospitality and tourism could lead to specialist or - related Pearson BTEC Level 2 qualifications, or to the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services, or to Level 2 qualifications in other sectors.
The development of transferable skills means that learners can also choose a study programme from alternative sectors.
How do these qualifications enable learners to progress?
The mode of delivery and assessment in the units is designed to build awareness of the sectors and the skills required to work in it. Learners will be given contexts and scenarios to help them develop skills and to acquire knowledge through application.
Learners will not develop all the knowledge and skills needed to enter the labour market in a given sector but will develop pre-employability skills and contextualised knowledge to allow them to progress to further learning and training and, ultimately, to become successful in their chosen sector.
Topics and units:
This course is for learners aged 16-18 years and or who have an Educational Health Care Plan.
Learners need to have obtained an Entry Level 3 qualification or be ready to work at Level 1.
You will be assessed at the beginning of the course in the first instance and throughout the programme.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
On completion of this course, you can progress onto a Level 2 course.