Further updates to our hospitality qualifications

 

Following the release of the updated Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering (RQF) (603/4937/2) in the middle of last year, we’ve updated some of our hospitality qualifications to include the latest version of the food safety unit.

The new qualifications were launched on 1 December 2019, and are:

  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage Service) (RQF) (603/5221/8)
  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Service) (RQF) (603/5222/X)
  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking) (RQF) (603/5224/3)

As a result of the new qualifications being launched, the following qualifications were withdrawn on 30 November 2019:

  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage Service) (RQF) (600/8002/4)
  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Service) (RQF) (600/7801/7) 
  • Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking) (RQF) (600/7802/9)

For learners registered before 30 November 2019, the last date for certification for these qualifications will be 30 November 2021.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact your account manager who will be more than happy to help or visit the members’ area of the Highfield Qualifications website, where you will be able to access a more detailed update.  

 

Further support for apprentices with our new on-programme qualifications

At Highfield, we’re always looking for better ways to help you support your apprentices.

Which is why we’ve developed further on-programme qualifications so that you can give your apprentices the best possible start on their apprenticeship journey.

Designed after thorough feedback and consultation with training providers and employers, the qualifications cover the knowledge, skills and behaviour from a range of the most popular apprenticeship standards.

What’s more, they offer a reliable method of preparing your apprentices for their end-point assessments.

The following three qualifications were launched on 1 June 2019:

And from 1 July 2019, we’ll also be offering:

Qualification withdrawal
With the introduction of new qualifications, that does of course mean the withdrawal of old ones.

The following qualifications will be withdrawn on either 31 August 2019 or 30 September 2019, after which point no new learners will be able to register for them.

Centres will then have two years from this date to claim certification. 

Qualification Number Qualification title Operational end date Certification end date
603/1344/4 Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Customer Service Practitioners (RQF) 31 August 2019 31 August 2021
603/1612/3 Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Working as a Commis Chef (RQF) 31 August 2019 31 August 2021
603/1628/7 Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Hospitality Team Members (RQF) 30 September 2019 30 September 2021
603/3016/8 Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Hospitality Supervisors (RQF) 30 September 2019 30 September 2021

What does this mean for you?
Centres will have until 31 August 2019 or 30 September 2019 to register any learners on to the current versions of the qualifications.

Any learners who originally began on the current qualifications may transfer their registration over to the new qualifications if they prefer. In this case, the portfolios of evidence they produce must meet all of the assessment criteria from the new qualification they transfer to.

There will be no change to assessor or centre approval requirements and this approval will be transferred over automatically. There will also be no change to the registration fees.

All our qualifications are backed by our track record for great customer service.

We answer all calls within three rings (by a human, not an automated message), respond to emails in 24 hours, and process and issue certificates within 7 days of receiving all relevant paperwork.

It’s no surprise then that we received the coveted Awarding Organisation of the Year 2018 title from the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).

To find out more about our on-programme qualifications, click on the individual links above or speak to your line manager who will be happy to help.

You can also call us on 0845 226 0350 /01302 363277 or drop us a line at sales@highfield.co.uk

 

Highfield Chairman at Dubai hospitality conference

Highfield Chairman Richard Sprenger was one of the main speakers at this year’s Vision Conference, held as part of The Hotel Show 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The conference, which took place from 17 to 19 September 2015 – and is now in its third year – offers the latest insights, trends and market intelligence across the hospitality sector.  Richard spoke to a packed audience of experts and industry leaders on the importance of improving food safety in hotels, and how it can impact on compliance and reputation.

Richard said, ‘The Vision Conference was a great opportunity to talk to the hospitality sector about the importance of food safety, and how it can impact on everything else you do.  Getting food safety wrong can completely ruin a customer’s experience of your business and risk you falling foul of the authorities.  What’s more, damage to reputation through an entirely preventable incident can be incredibly hard to put right’.