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HNC Diploma in Hospitality Management

Course Name 
HNC Diploma in Hospitality ManagementAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 4
Start Date September or January
Duration 2 years
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Pearson BTEC
Programme Design and Overview BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. They offer a strong, Hospitality sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Hospitality sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Hospitality Management has 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 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. Completion of the course will develop 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.
Indicative Content The L4 HNC in Hospitality management is a qualification that has a requirement for a minimum of 120 credits. You will study the core mandatory units of : • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry • Finance in the Hospitality Industry and • Customer Service which will produce 45 credits. The course will then look at a number of specialised units designed to meet the needs of Hospitality Management such as: • Food and Beverage operational Management • Human Resources Management • Contemporary Gastronomy • Quality Management in Business • Marketing in Hospitality Amongst others.
Delivery Methods You will learn through a variety of delivered styles from both lectures and tutorials and practical demonstrations and classes.
Course Structure Classroom based: Yes Practical work: Some elements Work placement: Yes
Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed in house by your College staff. This will be done by a set of assignments written and issued by your tutor. These will clearly show / match the Learning Outcomes set by the awarding body for that unit that are needed to Pass each unit. Learners must achieve all learning outcomes within a unit to pass that unit. In addition there will be opportunities within each unit to stretch and challenge yourself to achieve even higher merit and distinction grades. To achieve a merit you must pass all elements of the unit along with all merit elements and in a similar way all pass, merit and distinction parts of a unit must be achieved to obtain a Distinction grade for a particular unit.
Entry Requirements There are no particular entrance requirements for this qualification. However Learners who enter with at least one of the following are likely to benefit from this programme : • A BTEC national L3 in Hospitality Management or other L3 industry relevant qualification • At least one A level in a relevant subject area with other supporting GCSE’s • An Access to Higher Education Certificate from an approved FE college with some industry relevant qualification also • Appropriate industry experience (to be discussed with curriculum area at time of interview. In addition to the above, the nature of the written assignment and research work may mean that learners will a full L2 GCSE at C / 4 in English language and Mathematics preferably.
Attendance Expectations Attendance part time 1 day per week
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2018/19

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year

Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study

Progression routes from the L4 HNC in Hospitality management can be to the L5 HND programme where prior learning from the L4 can be accredited.

Additionally some universities can undertake to admit student to either the second or third years of a degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC units studied to the degree programmes content.

The HNC also offers a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by the Institute of Hospitality. 

Career Opportunities The course provides education and training for a range of management careers in hospitality such as Licensed retail establishments, public house and restaurants, food and beverage management, front of house management, conference and banqueting and events management.
How to Apply If you are interested in applying for this course, please complete a University Centre Application Form. If you do not receive an application form with this course leaflet please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 who will send you one.
Admissions Process

Completion of Business School higher education application form. All students are interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

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Disability Support Information We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability. The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:
For Further Details

Please contact Darren Sharpe or Mark Fulton on  01924 789376 or 789371 or email:   or

Alternatively, the Course Information Team on 01924 789111

Course Groups (W) Vocational Course, Professional Course, Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Hospitality & Catering, Business & Management
Client Group (W) 19+, Higher Education
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