Introduction to the hospitality industry (SCQF) (4779)

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2016
These qualifications can help you get your first job in the hospitality sector or move on to further study. You'll learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills. The qualification covers various routes in the sector, including cookery, food service and the industry as a whole.

This suite offers an opportunity for those learners with special needs in particular, allowing a 2 year programme of study from SCQF level 3 to SCQF level 4 as an example, whilst also offering an alternative at SCQF Level 4 for those learners who require more support and not yet ready for the 7100 Professional Cookery suite of qualifications.
These qualifications are for anyone who is interested in a career in the hospitality sector. It is particularly aimed at 14-19 year olds working towards full  SCQF level 5 qualifications and skilled employment, including Apprenticeships. The pre-apprenticeship route is ideal preparation for those learners wishing to undertake the modern Level 2 apprenticeship, whilst the other routes available are especially good for those learners needing extra support. This suite of qualifications are also beneficial for those learners who may struggle on the Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (7100).
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • Customer service
  • Serving food and drink
  • Healthy eating
  • Using kitchen equipment
  • Basic food preparation.

Is this Level right for me? 

SCQF Level 3

You are looking for a career in the hospitality industry or your looking to learn the basis of looking after yourself in your own environment. Ideal for learners with special needs.

SCQF Level 4 

You're just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the hospitality industry - you may still be at school or preparing for an apprenticeship programme. You want a qualification that can help you with ongoing study or to find your first job in the hospitality sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:
  • Bar person
  • Catering
  • Chef
  • Cleaner
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen assistant/Porter
  • Receptionist

Once you have completed the course you might want to move on to full Level 2 qualifications and skilled employment including apprenticeships.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

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

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

Centres currently offering the 7107 will be given automatic approval to offer the 4779 qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

SCQF 3

SCQF Level 3 will suit you if you are looking to enter the Hospitality industry. You have little or no previous knowledge or experience of the industry, but are keen to get your career started. This is also ideal for those learners with special needs.

There are two mandatory units and a range of optional units. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:
  • Bar person
  • Catering
  • Chef
  • Cleaner
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen assistant/Porter
  • Receptionist.
Once you have completed the course you might want to move on to full SCQF Level 4 qualifications including the pre-apprenticeship.

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 3 (4779-01)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2019

Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 3

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 8 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 74 - 80 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: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 3

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 124 - 130 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: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 4

SCQF Level 4 will suit you if you're starting out and want a good basic understanding of the industry - you may still be at school or preparing an apprenticeship. You want a qualification that can help you with ongoing study or to find your first job in hospitality.

You complete a number of core units from a range that includes:
  • Healthy eating
  • Front office operations
  • Guest services.
For a full list of units and requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:
  • Bar person
  • Catering
  • Chef
  • Cleaner
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen assistant/Porter
  • Receptionist.
Once you have completed the course you might want to move on to full SCQF Level 5 qualifications and skilled employment including apprenticeships.

General Hospitality at SCQF Level 4 (4779-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Certificate in General Hospitality at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 134 - 140 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 4 (4779-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 84 - 99 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 84 - 90 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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