KS4 Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering

Key Stage 4

The new (September 2022) Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering offers a unique opportunity for candidates to develop their knowledge and extend their skills within a vocational context. It is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in this area and for those who wish to progress to further education. It will offer valuable preparation for those entering the world of work.

The specification encourages the investigation and study of food in a variety of contexts and uses a range of assessment techniques to enable the candidate to respond through practical and investigative work.

The course consists of two units, Unit 1, The Hospitality and Catering Industry is covered in Year 10 and students complete an external theory exam. This is worth 40% of the final grade. Unit 2, Hospitality and Catering in Action, which is a controlled assessment is completed in Year 11 contributes to 60% of the final grade.

Year 10 Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering (new September 2022)

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Food Safety in hospitality & catering.

Health and Safety in hospitality and catering

Cooking and food preparation.

Hospitality and catering provision.

How hospitality and catering provisions operate.

Cooking and food preparation

Be able to propose a hospitality and catering provision to meet specific requirements.



Cooking and preparation

Year 11 Level1/2 Hospitality and Catering

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Understand the importance of nutrition when planning menus

Understand menu planning. Be able to prepare, cook and present dishes.

Be able to prepare, cook and present dishes.

Unit 2 Controlled assessment – practical




Assessment: Pupils are assessed each lesson which can be either or all of the following; self assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment. KS4 are assessed each lesson, through external assessment in Year 10 and through a controlled assessment in Y11.


Homework consists of a variety of differentiated tasks which will aid pupil learning and demonstrate pupil understanding on a regular basis.

Homework is set on a weekly basis. 


Useful Information:

Lunchtime support clubs are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.



5 ways I can help my child

1 Talk to your child about what they have been studying in school. Ask them to explain key concepts to you.


Allow them to cook as often as possible.


Watch cooking programmes/ visit food fairs and discuss techniques being used.
4 Encourage them to read around the subject.
5 Talk to them about their progress and attainment.