GCSE Catering

Course Name: GCSE Catering
Course Number: 4730
Examination Board: WJEC

GCSE Catering is a single award qualification from WJEC Hospitality and Catering GCSE. These units concentrate on food preparation and service aspect of the hospitality and catering industry. Areas of study include –
• Food and Drink industry
• Job roles
• Health, safety and hygiene
• Food preparation
• Cooking and presentation
• Nutrition and menu planning

Career Pathways

Could lead to further academic and vocational courses a FE. There are many careers in the food industry such a nutritionist, chef, food buyer, food stylist, wholesale, dietician, food safety officer, butcher, baker and many more in the hospitality and catering trades.


Unit 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service
Controlled Task
Two practical tasks selected from a bank of six WJEC set tasks. Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated. 45 hours in total. 60% of the final mark.

Unit 2: Catering, food and the customer
One paper which will be externally set and marked. All questions compulsory and targeted at the full range of GCSE grades. The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the catering content.
Written Paper 1 ¼ hours. 40% of the final mark.