You can choose from four different qualifications:
Certificate in Accommodation Services
You'll gain the skills to work in a hotel, B&B or other accommodation service - perhaps in reception or housekeeping. You can choose the things you cover, from making beds to sorting mail.
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service
You'll gain the skills to serve food and drinks in restaurants, pubs, bars or other outlets. You'll develop confidence in keeping things clean and tidy and giving great customer service.
Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
You'll gain the skills to work in a kitchen - from storing food hygienically to cooking simple dishes. You could go on to work in any professional kitchen, perhaps in a hotel, restaurant or school.
Certificate in Hospitality Services
If you haven't made your mind up yet, this is the qualification for you. You can choose your focus as you go, perhaps in serving, cooking, reception work, housekeeping or administration.
You can take these hospitality qualifications with a training provider - perhaps at a local college - or as part of your on-the-job training at work.
To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
Is this Level right for me?
This Level is ideal if you're just starting out - you might still be at school (aged 14+) or starting your first hospitality job. You want a good basic understanding of hospitality work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.