September 2015 work-based learning and colleges update

23 September 2015

This month's update includes information on Trailblazers, funding submissions and new sector developments.

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Trailblazers

Pearson has responded to a consultation on the Hospitality Assessment Plans on 14 September 2015. People 1st are reviewing all feedback and plan to submit the final versions on 24 September 2015. We expect to hear the outcome as to whether it has been approved by BIS in November/December 2015.

There will be no mandatory qualification for the Apprenticeship but there will be a period of On-Programme Assessment (12 months minimum) followed by a period of Independent End Assessment (6– 8 weeks).

The On-Programme Training and Assessment will be conducted by the Employer or Training Organisation. Apprentices will need to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours against All aspects of the standard. They will need to a keep a log of progress. After a minimum of 12 months, the employer will need to sign off the apprentice as being ready for Independent End Assessment (IEA).

The IEA will be a series of assessment activities carried out by an assessor that has not been involved in any way with the apprentice’s on-programme assessment. In sum, the assessments are proposed to be a Knowledge Test; followed by an Observation (length depending on role/level); and a Culinary Challenge. The IEA will be quality assured by an Assessment Organisation (such as Pearson). Pearson will be developing assessment tools to support elements of the IEA.

It is expected that the standards will be available for use from Spring 2016. However, please note that the date is to be confirmed and SASE apprenticeships, including the Hospitality and Catering qualifications will still be valid for the first 12 months that the new standards are available.

19+ and DFE Submissions

On 3 September, we submitted 14 qualifications for 19+ funding for qualifications taken outside of apprenticeships. We should hear if we have been successful in October.

Those qualifications were:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in General Beverage Service Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (QCF) 
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles (QCF)

On the 11 September, we submitted five qualifications for DFE support which, if successful, will see the following qualifications placed on the Performance Tables for 2018.

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Principles of Working in Hospitality and Catering (Food and Beverage Service) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Principles of Working in Hospitality and Catering (Hospitality Services) (QCF)

Coming Soon

Many of the qualifications above have only recently been accredited and form part of our updated

Hospitality Offer to the 16-18 market (and 19+) market. Ten of the qualifications (see list below) have

been developed to support AppQual in their offer of an interactive and assessment tools for the

Hospitality sector. This service will be available shortly so look out for information on our website.

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in General Beverage Service Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (QCF) 
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
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