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Hospitality (HALO)

Hospitality has been a very enjoyable subject;HALO CG Launch1 I have especially enjoyed going out on group trips to local business in the area. This was beneficial as you were able to see the working environment and speak to staff, who were able to give you advice. Also, it was beneficial doing the exam a year early, HALO CG Launch2as you were able to devote your time just to hospitality and not your other subjects. I found the coursework very interesting, especially when we were linking it to local businesses. I would say it is a very good subject to do as there are so many opportunities with hospitality.

Megan Mills, former HALO student 

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: Pearson

What is it like to study Hospitality?

HALO Marsham

HALO Chewton

Qualification: Level 2 Cerificate in Hospitality
Specification: Pearson Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality


Unit 1 is an assessed by an external exam which is sat at the end of Year 10, and is 1hour 15minutes long.

The other units will be assessed through a portfolio of work for each individual units. These units will be internally set and be assessed using external moderation. Your portfolio will include:

- research tasks

- written work such as fact sheets and reports

- practical tasks within the classroom such as presentations and role plays.

When marking your tasks the tutor will assess them using Pass, Merit and Distinction grades.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students who areHALO CG Launch3 considering a career, or have an interest in, the hospitality and Tourism Sector. 

It will give valuable insights into the industry and help you to develop useful skills and relevant background knowledge.

You should:

- Have an interest in finding out about the hospitality Industry.

- Be friendly and able to get on with all kinds of people.

- Be enthusiastic, well presented and keen to learn new skills.

Hospitality is a BTEC, which is a national vocational qualification.

BTECs are different from traditional GCSE and A-Levels because they are linked to a particular area of work, in this case the hospitality industry.

For more information on BTECs and why they might be the right choice for you, please click here.

What will I do on the course?

HALO CG Launch4The course will introduce you to hospitality, giving you a good knowledge and awareness of the industry. Demonstrations and talks by representatives from the industry along with visits to local hotels form an important part of this course.
The course will be made up of the following 4 units:

Unit 1 – Introducing the Hospitality Industry

In this unit you will; understand the structure and service provision in the hospitality industry; hospitality structures and how current issues and trends impact on businesses within the hospitality industry

Unit 2 – Working in the Hospitality Industry

In this unit hyou will; understand effective working skills in the hospitality industry using working skills in a hospitality situation

Unit 3 – Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality

In this unit you will; understand food safety when dealing with food in the hospitality industry; also safety legislation and regulations that control safe working practices in the hospitality industry

Unit 8 – Front Office Services in the Hospitality Industry

In this unit you will; understand the purpose of front office services within the hospitality industry; understand front office job roles and responsibilities and demonstrate front office skills


"Having completed the Hospitality course last year, I can say it's one of the best courses that Twynham has to offer. Unlike other subjects it allows you to gain real life knowledge of the industry through the different topics and also being able to visit high class hotels and establishments to see how you can apply the knowledge you receive in class to real life. The course has an element for every student as even if you struggle with exams, the coursework portion is perfect for all abilities- especially with the help of the teachers and resources available throughout the course".

Sasha Bryant, former HALO student