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HNC / HND in Hospitality Management


This Higher National Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 5.




HND: 120 ECTS 



2 Academic Years



The Higher National Diploma in Hospitality prepares you for a role in supervisory management in the Hospitality Industry. This is the world’s largest industry and comprises of hundreds of different types of operation, from guest houses to hotels, bars to cafe’s, nightclubs to events, contract catering to large scale conferences. This course is designed to prepare you to specialise in a range of administative and managerial positions within these fields.

This emphasises the use of knowledge and practical skills in areas such as hospitality operations, banqueting and conference management, food and beverage operations, customer servicing, facilities operations, and human resources management, etc. It provides specialist routes of studies that relate to individual professions within the hospitality world. To fully complete this HND qualification, you must first obtain the HNC (1st year) and then proceed to the HND (2nd year).



By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge, to understand and develop skills in the fields of different areas of hospitality, licensed retail, food and beverage or leisure and tourism sectors.
  • Analyse, synthesise and summarise information on hospitality management critically.
  • Read and use literature on hospitality management with a good, critical understanding.
  • Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • Have the capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a logical way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialist and non-specialist subjects.



  • The Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Hospitality Business Toolkit
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set)
  • Management Food and Beverage Operations
  • Managing Conference Events
  • Human Resource Management



  • Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Hospitality Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  • Facilities Management
  • Tourist Resort Management
  • Quality Management in Business
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Customer Value Management
  • Organisational Behaviour



The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.

Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.

Summary of grades 

In order to achieve a pass in a unit

  • All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met

In order to achieve a merit in a unit

  • Pass requirements achieved
  • All merit grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics

In order to achieve a distinction in a unit

  • Pass and merit requirements achieved
  • All distinction grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics



• Have an ‘A’ Level standard of education; or

• Relevant qualification at EQF/MQF Level 4 or equivalent

• If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent



Pearson UK



Local Price: €9,000

Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €6,300*

Net Amount: €2,700*

 *Terms and Conditions Apply


Last Updated: 06 Sep 17

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