The London College

Hospitality Management

Full Time Course

Award BTEC Higher National Diploma
Course Title HND Hospitality Management
UCAS Code 078N
Award Level RQF 5
Start Dates October 2022
Study Mode Full Time - 2 years
Awarding Body Pearson Education
UK Student £6165

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the hospitality sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. 

 The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management are as follows:

  • To provide education and training for a range of management careers in hospitality, licensed retail, food and beverage or leisure and tourism sectors; for example food and beverage manager, front of house manager or events manager.
  • To equip students with managerial and technical skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global Hospitality environment.
  • To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of the hospitality sector and support those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values of Tourist and Hospitality Industry.
  • To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, globalisation and the impact of digital technology.
  • To develop the individual’s ability to make an immediate contribution to employment in the hospitality management industry, through effective use and combination of the knowledge  and industry experience that is both responsive to the constantly evolving needs of students and employers.
  • To equip students with hospitality skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global hospitality environment.


You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects.

During one term, you will typically be attending three modules of 15 credits each. A taught 15 credit module consists of approximately 10 hours of lecture content, 20 hours of seminar content and assessment practice. On top of this, you will be expected to spend around 10 to 15 hours per week on independent learning and completing assessments. 

You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning, such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.


Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Hospitality Management
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.


What you will cover

Year 1

  •   HNHM 1 The Contemporary Hospitality Industry - 4
  •   HNHM 16 Human Resource Management - 4
  •   HNHM 2 Managing the Customer Experience - 4
  •   HNHM 3 Professional Identity and Practice - 4
  •   HNHM 4 The Hospitality Business Toolkit - 4
  •   HNHM 5 Leadership and Management for Service Industries - 4
  •   HNHM 6 Managing Food and Beverage Operations - 4
  •   HNHM 8 Managing Conference and Events - 4

Year 2

  •   HNHM 18 Research Project - 5
  •   HNHM 19 Hospitality Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  •   HNHM 20 Hospitality Supply Chain Management - 5
  •   HNHM 32 Sales Management - 5
  •   HNHM 39 Tourist Resort Management - 5
  •   HNHM 45 Launching a New Venture - 5
  •   HNHM 46 Managing and Running a Small Business - 5

Careers and employability

BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs are widely recognised by the industry. The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to hospitality management, leisure, and tourism sectors.

Graduates can also progress to a BA (Hons) Top Up degree in International Hospitality Management awarded by the University of Derby.

Professional Recognition

Pearson BTEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations.

The recognition of the BTEC Higher National Diploma  is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies.

Students and graduates may be offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of hospitality, management and marketing.

How to Apply

Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page

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