Hospitality Management (and Events Management) BTEC HNC (part-time)
This course aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to gain a job or continue your career within the hospitality sector at a management level. The course combines academic study with practical skills development, and is designed to equip you for further study and career development in all aspects of the hotel, catering and hospitality industries.
“I come from Nigeria in Africa and the reputation of Bedford College is so good that I had heard about it before I started researching the course. Not only does it stand out as an outstanding College locally but it also has an excellent reputation nationally.”
“My teachers are fantastic and in particular my personal tutor is really amazing. She is always trying to bring out the best in me, giving me continual feedback and advice so that I can improve and do better all the time. I’m sure this is why I have achieved distinctions and merits so far. I particularly enjoyed the developing manager units that we studied last year and I found it very interesting to assess my own management style – it’s somewhere between democratic and autocratic! This is such useful insight and I can apply it to my job now and in the future.”
“I’ve had so much support from the College. I have two daughters and I also work, so fitting in studying is a constant challenge for me but the tutors are always very understanding and if I miss anything I can catch up with course notes from Moodle at any time of the day. I would highly recommend Bedford College to anyone considering returning to education.”
Linda Okonkwo - Hospitality Management HND
You will need:
- English AND Maths GCSEs at grade A*-C/Functional Skills at level 2 AND
- 2 A-Levels at C grade or above, OR
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality, OR
- NVQ Level 3 in a catering or hospitality subject, OR
- Completion of an Access to Higher Education course, OR
- an equivalent Level 3 qualification.
Any trade experience would be beneficial, but is not essential. Entry may also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to provide a short essay and complete a short piece of research on a topic provided. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.
During this course you will cover seven compulsory units.
- The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
- The Developing Manager
- Customer Service
- Food & Beverage Operations
- Rooms Division Operations
- Management Accounting of Hospitality
- Industry Experience
You will also take three specialist units from the following options:
Food & Society
Menu Planning & Product Development
Creative Patisserie (double unit)
On-licensed Trade Management
Business Health Check
Food Hygiene & The Environment
Nutrition & Diet
Contemporary Gastronomy (double unit)
Assessment is continuous on the course. A variety of methods of assessment will be used, including presentation, case studies, assignments, practical and group work.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. The demand for senior staff in the hospitality industry is high, and this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities to you in this country and abroad.
This course is taught over one to two days a week, which may include an evening session. Students are expected to dedicate at least one day a week to additional study and research for coursework. You will also be able to apply to become a member of the Institute of Hospitality (IoH). 2015 graduates can currently join for £25, and the IoH often runs such discounts, however, without special offers running, the fee can be up to £200.