Hospitality and Tourism - Level 1 Introductory Diploma - CCCG
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Hospitality and Tourism - Level 1 Introductory Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Finsbury Park Centre
Most suitable for: 16 – 24 with EHCP
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 1


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.


  • Vocational Study - In-class - (face to face)
  • Tutorial - In-class – (face to face)
  • Enrichment - A range of opportunities are available for students to access
  • Maths - In-class - (face to face)
  • English - In-class (face to face)
  • Work Experience - A mandatory external placement for all students in this course

Topics and units:


  • A1 – Being organised 
  • A2 – Developing a Personal Progression Plan 

Semester 1

  • A3 - Working with others 
  • A4 - Researching a topic
  • HT5 Preparing and cooking food 
  • HT6 – Serving food and drink 

Semester 2

  • HT9 – Contribute to running a Hospitality and Tourism event 
  • HT10 – Delivering customer service in Hospitality and Tourism 
  • HT12 – Promoting Hospitality and Tourism events 
  • HT7 – Exploring local visitor attractions  


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.



On completion of this course, you can progress onto a Level 2 course.


Jean-Marc Schneiter

Jean-Marc is a qualified Chef trained in Switzerland, has been living in London for over 30 years and worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years.

In 2005, he started doing some volunteering work at City and Islington College, shadowing the tutor, and supporting students with learning difficulties. He had very good experience at the college and decided to apply for a Learning Assistant position.

In 2008 Jean-Marc obtained his teaching qualification, a Certificate in Education at the Institute of Education. Since then, he has been working as a tutor, supporting, and teaching learners mainly on vocational courses in the hospitality industry.

The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.

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