Hospitality – BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality


Students on this course will learn about the Hospitality Industry as a whole, the different sectors, how they operate and link together and how individual Hospitality businesses work. Students will also cover more general topics such as customer service, team work, supervision and leadership. Relevant College trips and visits to Hospitality outlets and hotels are arranged to support classroom learning.

Course Content

Hospitality is an exciting and growing industry and offers a wide range of employment opportunities. Students learn about the Hospitality Industry and its different sectors and what makes Hospitality businesses successful. Core and optional units covered include:

  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Food and Drink Services
  • Event Planning
  • Front Office Operation

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips & Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips, visiting speakers, residentials and work experience. Visits have been made to the De Vere Selsdon Estate to explore the workings of The Front Office, Nutfield Priory and Hallmark Hotel. Visits this year will include Majestic Wines, The Hilton Hotel Croydon, No.1 Lounge (who also come in annually to recruit staff), Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and The Food and Drink Expo.


Students could take this course to prepare for higher education in Hospitality or more general higher education courses, as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects.

With further training, students could go into a job directly related to Tourism, Hotel Work and all aspects of the Hospitality Industry. The course will also help students develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today’s workforce across many industries.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

The course is assessed purely through coursework, presentations and role plays. Students will complete between 6 and 7 units of coursework in each year of the course to achieve the required number of credits. The points achieved on each unit will be added together to form an overall grade.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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