Catering & Hospitality

The Catering and Hospitality industry is made up of many sectors, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, visitor attractions, events management and contract catering.  At St Katherine’s we offer a Level 2 vocational course in hospitality that will give our students a taste of the huge range of job opportunities which exist in this young and dynamic service industry.

This industry is Britain’s fourth largest and it accounts for 25% of all new jobs created since 2010, with the majority of these jobs being taken up by young people.


Learning takes place in our state of the art professional kitchens and training restaurant – The Leaf at Ham Green.  St Katherine’s is one of the only school in the nation to have full professional catering facilities including kitchens and a licensed fine-dining restaurant that is open every Thursday during term-time to paying customers.  This gives our students the chance to gain valuable practical experience under the watchful eye of their tutors.



The course comprises of two units over the two years: 

Unit 1: The Hospitality Industry (90 minute online external assessment)

Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action (9 hours of practical assessment)

Course Outline

You will use a Chromebook to add content to an electronic exercise book, as you develop your industry knowledge ahead of the external assessment, which is taken in Year 10. There is the opportunity for a retake in Year 11. We assess knowledge regularly through a series of paired and group activities as well as Kahoot quizzes. At the same time, you will be cooking in The Leaf kitchens to develop your cooking skills. You will also have the opportunity to work on Thursday evenings in the restaurant and gain additional experience.