Hospitality and Catering

WJEC Level 1 & 2 Hospitality and Catering


The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support students in schools and colleges who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study.

  • It is most suitable as a foundation for further study. This further study would provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment.
  • Employment in hospitality and catering can range from waiting staff, receptionists and catering assistants to chefs, hotel and bar managers and food technologists in food manufacturing.
  • All of these roles require further education and training either through apprenticeships or further and higher education.

Level 1 & 2 Hospitality and Catering Objectives

By studying Level 1 & 2 Hospitality and Catering students will be able to:

  • demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks
  • understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health
  • understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, diet and health choices
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food
  • understand and explore the Hospitality and Catering industry, the job roles and the different types of equipment use to support the industry.

Summary of Assessment

Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry

  • 40% (90 Marks) are thorough assessment by a (online) written examination – 1 hour 30mins

Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action

  • 60% Non Examination assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated.
  • 9 hours which includes a 3hours practical exam.
  • Practical exam is a two dishes with accompaniments.


Areas of content:

  1. Understand the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate Principles of nutrition
  2. Understand how hospitality and catering provisions operate.
  3. Provision meets health and safety requirements Cooking and food preparation.
  4. How food can cause ill health.
  5. The hospitality and catering provision to meet specific requirements


  • The applied purpose of the unit is for students to safely plan, prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes.
  • Propose four nutritional dishes for example The Western Deli and Coffee Shop
  • Plan for the production of two dishes that could be included on the menu
  • Prepare, cook and present the two dishes that the apprentice will prepare and cook.

This course is graded as

Level 1 Pass

Level 2 Pass

Level 2 Merit

Level 2 Distinction

What can I do next?

Teaching, Journalism, sports science, social work, environmental health, marketing, consumerisms, catering, product development, food science, nutrition, dietetics.