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Hospitality and Catering TLQ’s: received well by all!

Reported by VTCT Hospitality Business Development Manager, Tracay Mead

A number of VTCT Hospitality and Catering centres started to deliver the Technical Level Qualifications (TLQ’s) last year and really appreciate the flexible, but rigorous, approach to assessment, the individual unit grading system and specifications which encourage learners to explore their own creativity.

Despite concerns, results from the first series are excellent with 100% of learners passing paper 1.

The feedback from centres shows that learners are more engaged in their own learning and that unit grading creates positive competition and raises the standards of achievement.

Learners are excited by the challenges of the freedom of being allowed to create their own dishes and developing their own ideas – stretch and challenge are the key to success.

Attendance has improved as learners don’t want to miss out on something which will help them gain a higher grade or answer a exam questions. The feeling is that learners are taking more responsibility for their own learning and success.

It just goes to show that listening to our centres, working with industry experts and employers and having a dynamic leadership within VTCT’s qualification and assessment department has meant that the TLQ’s really do support learning, growth and development for our learners.

A winning formula!

Bradford College Chef Lecturer, Paul Johnson said: “Initially it felt quite daunting changing the qualification delivery to a new structure; but the workshops and support from VTCT has made the transition achievable with reassurance given throughout.” Read his full testimonial here.

For more information about the TQL’s and Tech Certs in Hospitality and Catering please contact Tracay Mead – tracaymead@vtct.org.uk Mobile: 07826853925.

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