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Christmas Break

Last updated Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 15:11

Christmas and New Year shutdown is from 12 noon on Friday 19 December 2014 until Monday 5 January 2015. Part-time course applications during this period can be made online but will not be confirmed until after 5 January.

We hope that the Christmas break will be a happy time for all students but if you need help or support during the College closure, you should contact one of the following helplines: Swindon Family Contact Point - 01793 466903; Wiltshire County Council Children’s Social Care - 01380 826200; Childline – 0800 1111; Samaritans- 08457 90 90 90; Wiltshire County Council Emergency Safeguarding – 0845 60 70 888

Hospitality (BTEC Level 3)

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NC445

 

 

  • What are BTEC Nationals?

 

BTEC Nationals are level 3 (Advanced) courses which are well respected by universities and employers. They are vocational courses with the emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ and help you to develop the skills needed for a particular line of work.  BTECs have few or no exams and are assessed by written assignments, practical and project work.  The Diploma is equivalent to two A levels and can be studied alongside an A level depending on GCSE grades and timetable.

 

  • The Course

 

Hospitality is very important to the modern workforce, yet there is a shortage of skilled workers. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a specialist work-related qualification which will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding that you need for future employment or further study in higher education. You can choose to study the first year only and receive a subsidiary diploma rather than the full diploma that takes two years.

 

  • Where It Will Lead

 

Successful completion of the course could lead to higher education for an HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree, to employment or an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry.  Suitable areas of employment include working in Hotels, conference centres, contract catering organisations, entertainment or event venues etc, in roles such as administration, human resources, reception services, accommodation services etc.

 

  • Course Requirements

 

You should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language.  A BTEC First Diploma in hospitality (Merit) or related qualifications will also be considered.  Personal commitment, enthusiasm and problem solving skills are essential.

 

  • Study Programme

 

You will study a range of core mandatory units and specialist units. These include: Human resources, financial control, front office operations, E-business, event organisation, marketing, customer service etc. In all units the emphasis is on the practical application of knowledge and skills.

 

 


 

  • Assessment

 

Assessment is by an interesting variety of coursework, practical, projects, assignments and examinations.

 

  • Time

 

The standard commitment for this course in terms of lesson time in college is 10 hours per week.

The Subsidiary Diploma will be awarded after successful completion of year one with an option to complete the full Diploma in year two.

 

  • Facilities

 

The course is taught in well-equipped specialist rooms with access to our library and open learning centre.  All students also have access to the College’s Sports Centre.

 

  • Expenses

 

We recommend that you buy a course textbook (to be advised) and you will need to supply your own stationery, memory stick and A4 ringbinder.

  • Visits

 

There are opportunities for course related trips and visits, including a trip to the annual  ‘Hotelympia’ exhibition in either London or Birmingham and an optional overseas residential study tour. We encourage students to arrange industry related part time work experience around their studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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