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WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering


This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in hospitality and catering. It will provide learners with a knowledge of the industry as well as experience of using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to produce quality food dishes. This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the hospitality and catering industry
  • give students a knowledge of the industry and the job roles available within that industry.
  • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • prepare and cook using basic skills
  • understand food and its functions in the body and in recipes
  • understand balanced diets and modification of recipes for health
  • plan and produce dishes for a purpose.
  • Recognise the jobs available within the industry.

Throughout the delivery of this qualification, the following core areas and transferable skills should be evident:

  • planning
  • communication
  • problem-solving skills
  • health and safety.
  • independent learning.


Students will be required to successfully complete 1 controlled assessment and 1 exam.

Unit 1 is a final exam based on student knowledge of the hospitality and Catering industry.

Unit 2 is an non examined assessment(NEA).  It is based on a scenario set by the exam board and culminates in the preparation and cooking of two dishes for a “Masterchef” type meal.


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