Face select hotkey

Sorry guys, probably the 2 dumbest questions for this year

1/ Is it possible to assign hotkeys for selecting Vertices, Edges and Faces ?
I have looked in the preferences and cannot seem to find the option to do that, if it can be done how would I do that please?

2/ When Blender starts and you go into Editing mode the selection is always on Vertices, is there somewhere that I cna set the default to Faces?

Thanks in advance