Duration of Study Programme
2 Academic Years
October & January
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.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.
Method of Assessment
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
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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
Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if you have studied your previous qualification in English.
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding
Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €6,300*
Net Amount: €2,700*
*Terms and Conditions Apply