HND in Hospitality and Tourism Management

HND in Hospitality and Tourism Management 2021-11-09T12:22:05+00:00

Course Details

EQF/MQF Level

Level 5 Qualification

ECTS Credits

240 UK Credits (equivalent to 120 ECTS)

Duration of Study Programme

1 Academic Year – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week

Awarding Body

Qualifi – RQF 603/4399/0 and RQF 603/4404/0

Intakes

First Intake October 2022

Malta/EU Price

€7,000

Operational End Date

25 April 2022

Mode of Delivery

Traditional/Face-to-Face Learning

Pass Rate

NA

Course description

About:

This qualification deals with complex and challenging organisational issues and opportunities. The units are closely linked to current day real world and work challenges and the qualification will test and develop learners’ workplace experience and abilities.

The qualification will require learners to make judgements and provide creative and practical solutions and ways of responding to organisational challenges and problems. An action based approach will be sought and learners who have strong motivation to progress in their chosen career and business pathway will gain significantly from the qualification. The Level 5 units are also designed to dove-tail into a top-up undergraduate year at a UK University.

Target Group:

This qualification has been created to develop and reward the hospitality and tourism managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the management sectors.

Target Audience:

  • 18+

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

On the successful completion of this unit, learners will understand the principles of sustainable development and the level of planning involved to achieve sustainable development in tourism and hospitality. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of planning and managing tourism
and hospitality across various destinations, considering the trends in place. Further models in place are also studied and their application to practical examples, which provides learners with a broad knowledge base.

This unit aims at providing an understanding and knowledge of operations management within the tourism industry and its resort operations. Learners will look at holiday management and the marketing and distribution methods used to sell holidays. Learners will have the opportunity to make strategic and tactical decisions that address operational management issues in order to achieve success.

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop a broad understanding of the nature, development and management of visitor attractions. Learners will consider tourist motivation theories, analysing their impacts and the ways of further improvement. Learners will explore the techniques used to manage visitor attractions and how they can be used to achieve sustainability.

This unit aims to provide learners the knowledge and understanding required for effective employment and development in the hospitality industry. Learners will also have the opportunity to consider teams and groups, leadership and communication skills.

In this unit learners will develop knowledge and understanding of national and international tourist destinations, the culture involved and the characteristics of the population. Learners will also look at current trends and their impacts, together with selling in the context of the travel and tourism industry.

This unit provides knowledge and understanding of the skills set and characteristics of entrepreneurs in context of the travel and tourism industry. Learners will have the opportunity to analyse their own entrepreneurial skills in the start-up and development of an enterprise to attain success.

The unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of the cultural and heritage sector in the travel and tourism industry. This unit provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the growth and development of the cultural and heritage sector and the potential conflicts which could arise within the sector. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate the role and scope of the sector and its impacts on management.

  • Research Project – 30 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 15 ECTS)  – 375 Total Learning Hours

This unit is designed to develop learner skills in carrying out independent research and enquiry into a research topic. Learners will investigate the research techniques and methods and elements needed to carry out research, together with the various theories that underpin formal research. Learners should seek approval from their tutor before starting their research project.

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.

Where you will learn:

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Method of Assessment:

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

Course Language:

English

Structure of Programme:

There are four mandatory units for each qualification. All units cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each unit has the equivalency of 30 credits. Learners are required to complete four units at Level 4 to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Learners achieving 120 credits for the Level 4 may then opt to progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management to gain a further 120 credits. Learners will be expected to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter. Formative assessments (weighted at 0%) may be used in lectures or tutorials to check knowledge and understanding of specific topics and subject areas.

Year 2:

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Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:

These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualifications.

Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements.

Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area. The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in company opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.

Sample assessments and marking scheme are available on request as part of the Qualification Specification supplied to centres.

Grading System:

Where a candidate has achieved an overall average mark of at least 70% from all the units, QUALIFI may award a Distinction, although offering such a grade to individual candidates is at the discretion of QUALIFI and is not normally given after any successful referral attempts. Decisions about the overall classification of awards are made by QUALIFI through the application of the academic and relevant course regulations. It is based on the Average Percentage Mark (APM) or, at the discretion of QUALIFI, on the basis of your overall profile and performance subject to the
minimum requirements

Entry requirements

  • Have an ‘A’ Level standard of education; or
  • Relevant qualification at EQF/MQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Have spent some time in an organisational role;
  • 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

Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €7,000 €7,000

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Last Updated: 08th November 2021

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