Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
31 August 2020TBCPaul Buckland

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


Students who achieve a merit profile or above could apply for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality or a level 3 NVQ. Other students may progress to the 7100 professional cookery (practical).


The course is for people who want to pursue their careers in the catering industry and will be able to make choices, with the necessary qualifications to support those choices. The course will cover both front of house theory and kitchen skills, and various aspects of hotel and restaurant operations.


The course is made up of thirteen units – four mandatory core units and nine specialist units.


Students will all study:

Core modules

  • Investigate the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • Products, Services and Support in the Hospitality Industry
  • Principles of Customer Service in Hosp, LT&T
  • Providing Customer Service in Hospitality

Specialist units on the course are selected from the list below:

  • Planning and Running a Hospitality Event
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Food
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Service of Food at Table
  • Accommodation Services in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Front Office Operations


A BTEC Extended Diploma at level 3 prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as:

  • Edexcel BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality
  • NVQ Level 3 in professional cookery or hospitality supervision
  • Employment at an operative level in Hospitality
  • Apprenticeship at level 3 in the work place


Full Catering Uniform is required at approximately £250

Students may participate in corporate hospitality work experience with tutors at events such as:

  • Ascot Racing
  • British Bird Fair
  • Large scale outside catering events

Take the Opportunity to work on outside catering events around the Island.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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