BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management

Course Overview

BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide specialist vocational programmes, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows progression direct into employment. BTEC Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in their sector. Learners are attracted to this strong vocational programme of study that meets their individual progression needs whether this is into employment or to further study on degree or professional courses.
A key progression path for BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management have been developed to focus on:
  • providing 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
  • providing opportunities for hospitality managers to follow specialised areas of study directly relevant to individual vocations and professions within the hospitality industry, including study within the licensed trade, leisure and/or tourism sectors, or specialist culinary arts, leading to a nationally-recognised Level 5 vocationally-specific qualification
  • providing opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally-recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in hospitality management or progress to higher-education, vocational qualifications such as a full-time degree in hospitality management or related areas such as business management or leisure and tourism management
  • developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of hospitality management in a range of fields, including those suggested above
  • providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a hospitality management context, including investigatory and research skills focusing on management issues within the context of hospitality, leisure or tourism
  • providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life within the hospitality industry.

This qualification meets the needs of the above rationale by:
  • developing a range of knowledge and understanding, skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • developing 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 skills gained in different parts of the programme
  • providing opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts
  • enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in hospitality management or a related area
  • providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in hospitality management.
DURATION
March 2010 and before starters:

September, January and March starters are expected to complete the course within 24 months and the results are confirmed up to 6 months late.
June starters are expected to complete the course in 27 months and the results are confirmed up to 6 months late.  

May 2010 and beyond starters:
September and January starters are expected to complete the course within 12 months
March starters are expected to complete the course within 13 months
June starters are expected to complete in 15 months

Course Duration

Full Time

See above note

Course Intakes

Course Awarding Body

Edexcel