Clarification of Hospitality Supervision and Leadership onscreen tests

Wed Dec 11 00:00:00 UTC 2013

To clarify, BTEC Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles (QCF) cannot be assessed purely by onscreen multiple choice tests (MCTs). 

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Misleading information on page 6 of the specification for 600/0871/4 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles (QCF) gives the impression that the knowledge-based qualification can be achieved purely by onscreen multiple choice tests. This is not the case.

The qualification is made up of three units:

  • Supervision of Operations in the Hospitality Industry – this can be assessed fully by onscreen MCTs.
  • Principles of Leading a Team in the Hospitality Industry - criteria 2.3 and 3.10 are not assessed by the onscreen test and need to be evidenced separately.
  • Principles of Supervising Customer Services Performance in Hospitality, Leisure Travel and Tourism - criteria 1.4, 2.1, 2.6 and 3.1 are not assessed by the onscreen MCT and need to be evidenced separately.

Learners completing these units as part of an Apprenticeship have the opportunity to use evidence from the Pearson Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership to support the award of these outstanding criteria.

More information about where opportunities exist in the NVQ to meet the required evidence is included in the onscreen testing centre guidance document, which you'll find in the course materials for this qualification.

Learners taking the BTEC as a standalone qualification will need to create a portfolio of evidence showing they have met the outstanding criteria not covered by the onscreen MCTs.

Alternatively, the qualification can be assessed 100% by a portfolio of evidence.

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