Hospitality and Catering/Food Studies (3340)

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2016
The entry level 1 and 2 qualifications have been developed for learners with learning and physical difficulties. They assess skills related to all aspects of choosing, preparing and presenting food. When taken in conjunction with other basic skills qualifications they allow the learner to develop an increased level of independence.

For those looking for the entry level 3 qualification, this is now within the 7107 suite of qualifications.
These qualifications are aimed at a wide market and will help to fulfil a number of current government agendas including widening participation, social exclusion and the 14-16 agenda.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The learner can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills they have developed such as

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping.

The learner will learn on the job in the work environment or in suitably equipped classroom.

Assessment is through practical and written exams and a portfolio of evidence.

Entry level qualifications are ideal for the learner if they've not got any prior experience, and they don't feel confident about their abilities. Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2 have been developed for learners with physical or learning difficulties.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help the learner to look after themselves and live more independently or perhaps take the first steps towards a career in hospitality.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Entry 1

This level is ideal if you have severe to moderate learning or physical disabilities and want to develop and improve your ability to prepare and cook food for yourself while learning about the catering industry. To earn this qualification, you must complete the following units:
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Select and use basic kitchen equipment
  • Identify food groups
  • Prepare food, cook food and clean work areas and equipment.

For more details, refer to the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help the learner to look after themselves and live more independently or perhaps take the first steps towards a career in hospitality.

Entry Level Certificate in Food Studies (Entry 1) (3340-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Entry Level Certificate in Food Studies (Entry 1)

  • Accreditation No: 100/3170/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 2

This level is ideal if you moderate learning or physical disabilities and want to learn how to prepare, cook and present meals for a variety of occasions while developing the knowledge and skills necessary for the catering industry.

To earn this qualification, you must complete the following units:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Demonstrate the use of basic kitchen equipment
  • Demonstrate an awareness of balanced diets
  • Practice shopping and food storage
  • Preparation and cooking food
  • Prepare, cook and present meals for a variety of occasions.

For more details, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help the learner to look after themselves and live more independently or perhaps take the first steps towards a career in hospitality.

Entry Level Certificate in Food Studies (Entry 2) (3340-02)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2019

Entry Level 2 Certificate in Food Studies (Entry 2)

  • Accreditation No: 100/3170/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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