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HND Hospitality Management
Who is this course for?
The HND in Hospitality Management is for Level 3 progression students or those returning to education, who want a career in this area to who wish to complete a degree in this area.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need either 48 UCAS points from a relevant level 3 qualification and a level 2 qualification in English. Or mature students who present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
What are the key things you'll learn?
This course offers a more personal experience with smaller class sizes than larger universities. The lecturers have a vast amount of industry knowledge and experience and they also engage in a variety of staff development opportunities to ensure their knowledge is constantly updated in order to give you the best possible learning experience.
Over the two year programme you will complete 16 units which will include 8 mandatory units;
Unit 1: The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
Unit 2: Finance in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 3: Customer Service
Unit 4: Research Project
Unit 5: Food and Beverage Operations Management
Unit 6: Rooms Division Operations Management
Unit 7: The Developing Manager
Unit 8: Marketing in Hospitality
And 8 specialist units chosen by lecturers to ensure a wide variety of subject knowledge, these units could include:
Unit 9: Human Resource Management in Hospitality
Unit 12: Hospitality Operations Management
Unit 13: Conferencing and Banqueting Management
Unit 27: Contemporary Gastronomy
Unit 35: The Entertainment Industry and Venue Management
Unit 36: Sport and Leisure Tourism in the UK
Unit 37: The Travel and Tourism Sector
How you will learn
Whilst studying on this course you will learn from a combination of practical, theory and classroom sessions and will largely involve industry guest speakers and educational visits There will be opportunities to participate in a number of research projects and on field trips which are all directly linked to your programme.
Assessment is undertaken in many different ways, such as delivering a presentation, writing an assignment, analysing a case study, completing a portfolio of evidence, time constrained tests or writing reports.
There are 8 mandatory units and 8 specialist units. Assessment takes the form of centre devised tasks, projects and case studies, for which candidates collect evidence, produce solutions and complete assignments to ensure that all assessment requirements are satisfied.
You will be required to do work in your own time, completing research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance throughout the year.
Where could this course take you?
Once you have successfully completed the course you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one year top-up programme at a University, for example, a BSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Alternatively you could choose to move into the hospitality industry, for example, in conferences/events, hotel reception, bar and restaurant supervisor.
What costs will you incur?
2017 Tuition fee: £5,999 per year
Other course costs:
Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.
You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders.
You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied.
During your studies you will need to take part in mandatory field trips which could potentially be overseas. You will need to cover the cost of all visits and any expenses incurred during those visits.
For year 1 students, educational visit costs are approximately £250 and for year 2 students, the educational visit costs are approximately £450.