IEH1 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Hospitality (RQF)

Qualification summary

The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Hospitality (RQF) will provide you with the knowledge and basic skills set so that you can work in the hospitality industry. The skills gained will support your development as:

  • bar person
  • catering assistant
  • kitchen assistant

or other related roles.

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification. This qualification is made up of 100% vocational units.

This qualification is ideal if you are are undertaking the work placement element of a Traineeship. Find out more about Traineeships here.

It will also provide you with a foundation to enable progression onto any of the job role specific Intermediate Apprenticeships in Hospitality and Catering or into employment.

For those of you who wish to gain a broader understanding of the hospitality industry then you could choose the Level 1 Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (RQF).

If you feel you already have some experience in this sector then you could look at other sector qualifications here.

For contact details of the training providers and colleges that offer this qualification in your local area, please email our customer service team.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Hospitality (RQF) Handbook

Qualifications structure

All 9 credits from Group M must be achieved to gain the qualification.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 80

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 90

Qualification numberQualification reference
IEH1 601/3045/3 

Group M – Mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleUnit LevelCredit ValueGLH
A/503/9320H1Introduction to the hospitality industry1220
A/504/9393H2Customer service in the hospitality industry1330
J/504/9445H3Serving food and drinkEntry 3220
K/504/9390H4Basic food preperationEntry 3220

To find out more, please contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or email us.