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Hospitality Management - HNC


The B&FC HNC Hospitality Management provide exciting opportunities for you to study to enable you to progress to or within a role in Hospitality. This programme provides you with a platform to begin or enhance your career and incorporate both practical elements and theoretical concepts that are highly desirable in a range of roles in the sector but also gives you a strong range of transferable skills, relevant to many employment opportunities.

You will benefit from the expertise of the curriculum team who have excellent experience in the sector, and are also actively involved in developing the workforce of the future. Class sizes are normally small and again this is very beneficial, affording the opportunity for a tailored personal learning situation and plenty of help and support.

There is half a day of course delivery on Monday, this is online and is flexible to fit in with other commitments.

  • Course code TH1HE199
  • UCAS code N860
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Day/s of week Tuesday
  • Time 09:30 - 17:30

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
09 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Employment opportunities are strong, with team leader / supervisor roles available to them on completion of level 4, and management roles following level 5 or 6.

Career pathways include:

Hospitality Management
Bar Management, Hotel Assistant Management, Visitor Attraction Departmental Management

Events Management
Conference management,Entertainment and sporting events,Exhibition management

Food and Beverage
Bar/Pub Manager, Coffee Shop Manager, Restaurant Manager Food and Beverage Manager, Site Manager Accommodation and Revenue

Front Office Manager, Hotel Manager,Resort Manager,Hotel Operations Manager,Revenue and Sales Manager, Reservations Manager, Head of Housekeeping

Events Manager, Special Events Manager, Conference and Banqueting Manager, Events Project Manager, Innovative Marketing and Sales Marketing Manager, Product and Sales Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Assistant Product Manager. Sales Development Manager

Assistant General Manager, Duty Manager, Assistant Hospitality Manager,Hospitality Customer Relationships Manager

Key information

Entry Requirements

The academic requirement for entering this programme is normally 64 UCAS points:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Hospitality or Business
  • 64 UCAS Points = BTEC Extended Diploma: Grade MPP or BTEC Diploma: Grade MM
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • 64 points = 2 x A Levels at Grade C
  • GCSE English Language at Grade C (4) or above or equivalent (or working towards).

All students will be encouraged to complete Level 2 English and maths qualifications if they do not already have them.

Mature students will be considered if you can demonstrate:

  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Related work experience in a relevant role

Qualification obtained

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management

Fees and funding

Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need clothing and footwear suitable for working in the sector.

There will be a variety of trips and other activities that may incur a small fee.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Pearson

Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS)

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

You will be expected to be working in the hospitality sector for the one day a week or equivalent, in order to meet the requirements of the Work Experience unit and inform other assessments.

  • Modules at level 4

    Module title Code Credits Optional
    The Contemporary Hospitality Industry TH4MD358 15 No
    Managing the Customer Experience TH4MD359 15 No
    Professional Identity and Practice TH4MD360 15 No
    The Hospitality Business Toolkit TH4MD361 15 No
    Leadership and Management for Service Industries TH4MD362 15 No
    Managing Food and Beverage Operations TH4MD363 15 No
    Managing Conference and Events TH4MD364 15 No
    Work Experience TH4MD365 15 No

Programme Specification

Download our Programme Specification for this course.

How will I learn?

The range of learning methods will include:

Case studies to illustrate how a range of concepts, theories and perspectives can be applied in the explanation and evaluation of real life examples.

Peer learning workshop sessions will be facilitated in order to foster collaborative active social learning, the co-creation of knowledge and the sharing of good practice, allowing you to explicate their ideas, arguments and perspectives.

Lectures will be used to provide current developments in hospitality practices and processes, theory, and the wider social-political context in which these are located. Lectures will aim to promote an understanding of a range of perspectives that influence the nature of the hospitality industry.

The embedding of guest speakers and educational visits will be an integral feature of the programme, as these serve to give you valuable insight and the development of relevant skills and behaviours.

Expert tutors

Every course request should nominate a course tutor who is responsible for delivering the course and that the marketing team can use as a case study.

Learning Methods

Learning Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Scheduled 384 0 0
Independent 716 0 0
Placement 100 0 0
Total 1200 0 0

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How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment will be used to ensure all outcomes have been met for each unit, in line with Pearson regulations. The forms of summative assessment across the programme consist of essays, reports, case studies, presentations, posters and are used to support the development of cognitive skills and abilities. The principal rationale for selecting these methods of assessment and feedback are that they are supporting your development to progress within and to their hospitality career with a range of skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Coursework 100% 0% 0%
Exam 0% 0% 0%
Practical 0% 0% 0%