Preparation for a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

Level 1 Certificate

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Preparation For A Career in Hospitality and Tourism - Level 1 Certificate SF-CCHC1C-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

Examination board
City & Guilds

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A fantastic new one year comprehensive course that includes specific skills development within the Airline and Hospitality industries. You will learn, develop and practise skills required for employment within these exciting sectors.

You will be assessed through various methods including practical activities and roleplays.

You will have the opportunity to visit the industry and learn expert knowledge from guest speakers, complete work experience and gain two qualifications alongside Maths and English.

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or ideally 3 or above (at least one grade 3 in English or Maths).

Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Aviation Industry will include the following topics:

  • The aviation industry
  • Aviation terminology
  • Airport location geography
  • Customer service in aviation
  • Teamwork in aviation
  • Preparation for entry to employment in the aviation industry

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Services will include the following topics:

  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Health and safety
  • Table service
  • Prepare and serve drinks
  • Use specialised equipment
  • Prepare and clear
  • Maintain and deal with payments
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism sectors
  • Positive impressions

This course offers much more than traditional lessons in a classroom, at HSDC South Downs we pride ourselves on our fantastic learning resources and this includes our aircraft teaching space and fully operational restaurant that is open to the public.

You will complete a range of assessments within these environments and you will be required to wear a uniform two times a week.

Coursework, roleplay, short answer tests, practical and written assessments.

This course requires you to purchase a uniform and kit and we include trips to enhance your learning and experience of industry. All of these costs will be explained at interview and students in receipt of financial assistance will be supported with these costs.

Following this course, you could go on to study Level 2 Air Cabin Crew and Ground operations, Level 3 Supervision in Hospitality, employment within the industry or an Apprenticeship within the Hospitality/Airline industry.


The Goodwood Academy Chefs visit HSDC each year to give talks, demos and host guest chef dinners, giving our students the opportunity to cook from their menus and practice some refined skills. They also offer butchery demos and visits to their expansive site, to view organic growing, focusing on sustainability and local produce.


Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student

My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.

Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student

College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, A Level student