BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management
About the course
A sound foundation for a career in hospitality or tourism, either managing your own small business or in middle management in a larger organisation. This course is designed with a global focus, to provide broad based skills, and a capacity to adapt to change in what is a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry.
|Starting Dates||January / April / September|
|Mode of Study||Full-time & Part-time|
|Duration||2 years / 3 years|
|Award||BTEC HND Diploma in Hospitality Management|
|Price||Full Time £6,165/year|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management|
|Unit||Mandatory core units||Unit Level||Unit Credit|
|This is a 16-unit qualification made up of core and mandatory units. Listed below are optional units that have been taught by the College over the last couple of years.|
|Unit||Optional units||Unit Level||Unit Credit|
The normal timescale for an HND by full time study is two years and, although you will receive a Diploma certificate at the end of those two years, you will, at the same time, have completed the equivalent of the first two years of a Hospitality Management degree from a UK university.
The BTEC Higher National Diploma is awarded by Pearson and The City College works in partnership with this body to deliver the programme. As the governing body, Pearson has validated and accredited The City College to offer a variety of HND qualifications. The College’s management team is then responsible for ensuring that the quality of the provision offered meets Pearson’s exacting conditions and standards.
Quality is monitored regularly through visits from Pearson’s External Examiners and regular management review.
The HND is a 16-unit qualification of which seven units are mandatory core units, and a further nine units are chosen by the College from a list generated by Pearson. Taken all together will be 16 units that will give you an excellent grounding for going on to study all these important management subjects at a higher level.
Your academic year is divided into three terms, in each term you will normally study 2-3 units, split between core units and elective units. Each unit is assessed by a single assessment instrument which will be either an assignment or an examination. Overall, you will be expected to attend College for lectures for a minimum 15-18 hours every week.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess either a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or at least 4 GCSEs, one GCE A level with a good command of the English Language. Equivalent overseas qualifications are also accepted. Applicants over 21 years of age without formal qualifications with appropriate work experience may also be accepted.
All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no section scoring less than 5.00.
All applicants will also need to sit a Literacy & Numeracy test and attend an interview as part of the selection process for Admission.
What can I do with my HND in Hospitality Management?
|Once you have successfully completed your HND in Hospitality Management, you can continue to finish an undergraduate degree in the field of hospitality or hotel or, perhaps, even the leisure industry or conference or event management. Your HND is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree so you should be eligible for direct entry to the final year of a three year undergraduate degree in a related field. Different universities will have different entry requirements (in terms of the grade they require in your HND) so it is worth checking this as soon as you decide which university you might like to attend. If you are planning to fund this final year through the Student Finance England student loan scheme, you should be funded for this final year but you can check this with the Student Finance Advisor at the College if you have any concerns.
Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into work with your HND, you will find that you can apply for more senior or more specialist roles than before. Again, depending on the grades that you have achieved during your HND, you may even be able to apply for graduate positions and, of course, your work experience from before and during your studies will all count too!