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BTEC Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in Hospitality Management and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Career Benefits

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in hospitality, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.

Core Modules

  • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Hospitality Business Toolkit
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set)

Specialist Modules

  • Managing Food and Beverage Operations
  • Managing Accommodation Services
  • Management Accounting

Course Specifications

Please click below link to download the specification from the Pearson’s website :

Course Structure

  1. Qualification credit value: a minimum of 120 credits. (A maximum of 55 credits may be at level 5.)
  2. Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification (level 4): 65 credits.
  3. Mandatory core unit credit: 45 credits.
  4. Specialist unit credit: 75 credits.

Entry Requirements for BTEC Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management

1 – Age restriction
Minimum: 18
2 – Open Entry
At least one GCE A level pass, with supporting passes at GCSE at Grades A, B or C in appropriate subjects
3 – Mature entry
Appropriate work experience
4 – APEL / APL
Students already in employment or with relevant previous experience
5 – English Language Competency
Minimum: CEFR B2
PTE Academic = 51 (in all 4 skills) or IELTS = 5.5 (in all 4 skills)
6 – General Entry Requirements
The City of London College seeks to recruit students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds, so good examination results are the main factor in the admission of students to our courses with atleast a Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE O Level or equivalent. In addition to this, we can also use other information supplied to us to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This information might include: prior and predicted grades, evidence of knowledge and commitment in your personal statement, employer and teacher references, performance at interview and any exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you have faced. This allows us to build up a full and rounded view of all our applicants.

Start Dates

Full Time: 23 September 2019 / 06 January 2020 / 14 April 2020 / 06 July 2020

Part Time: 23 September 2019 / 06 January 2020 / 14 April 2020 / 06 July 2020

Online: Flexible start dates

Tuition Fee

Full Time: £6000.00


Full Time / 1 Year

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