Higher National Diploma HND - Hospitality Management

Programme Duration: 2 Years
NFQ Level: Level 6/7
Validating Body: Edexcel

Edexel Award

01 About the course

Higher National Diplomas are two year full-time and or part-time qualifications designed to allow students to progress academically in the field of study of their choice. They act as a springboard to further qualifications either on undergraduate degree programmes and or professional qualifications.

Students who complete an HND (with the requisite subject profile) may transfer onto the final year of an Honours degree or onto professional qualifications.

02 Course Content

Core Modules
The Contemporary Hospitality Industry, The Developing Manager, Customer Service, Food and Beverage Operations, Rooms Divisions Operations, Management Accounting, Industry Experience.

Pathway Subjects
Hospitality Operations Management, Conferencing and Banqueting Management, Contract and Event Management, People Management, Marketing, Sales Development and Merchandising, Information Management and Technology, Introduction to the Internet and E-Business.

04 Professional Accreditation and Exemptions

The HND in Hospitality Management is a pathway programme to allow the student to progress in the field of Hospitality Management. Students (if they have the correct profile) will be able to transfer onto an Hospitality Management degree (normally year two).

05 Career Prospects

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure is more than just about travel. By studying for a qualification in Hospitality you will obtain an appreciation of what is now the largest industry (in employment terms) in the world. According to the British Hospitality Association 1 in 5 jobs are in the hospitality sector.

Higher National Diplomas

We would recommend the Higher National Diplomas for prospective students who may not want to commit to a three year or four year degree programme at this time. These two year programmes allow the student to graduate with the HND qualification and then if they would like to progress onto a degree programme they may do so.

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