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Level 3 Hospitality & Event Management

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

On completion of this course you will have developed and met skills gap requirements in the areas of hospitality and event management, enabling career progression with key organisations across the North East such as Seaham Hall, Beamish and Hotel Indigo as well as many others.

Overview of the course: 

This new and exciting Level 3 programme offers learning opportunities that are fully integrated across the areas of Hospitality, Event Planning and Guest Welcome Sectors. You will build up the necessary skills and experience required to enter local, regional and national employment in this ever-expanding industry. The course places an emphasis on the exceptional guest experience and quality of service, essential to succeed in these areas of the business world.

Entry requirements: 

• Minimum of 4 GCSE Grade 4/C including Maths & English
• L2 in Business, Travel, Tourism, Catering
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


• The Hospitality Industry

• Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism

• Providing Customer Service in Hospitality

• Food and Drink Service

• Alcoholic Beverage Service

• The Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Caterers

• The Principles of Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets

• Events Organisation in Hospitality

• Marketing for Hospitality

• Personal Selling and Promotional Skills for Hospitality

*Subject to change

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed through a series of assignment tasks including written, tasks, group assessments, practical assessments and role-play situations.

Further study options after this course: 

This course carries UCAS points for entry to university.

Length of the course: 

1 year full-time


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2019

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (18 Jul 2019 21:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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How to apply: 

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