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Hospitality Management — Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Course information

This HNC in Hospitality Management prepares learners for work at a managerial level in the hospitality sector. The course develops strong, sector-related practical skills, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

The core mandatory units studied are as follows:

  • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Hospitality Business Toolkit
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set unit)

The three further optional units at Level 4 are as follows:

  • Managing Food and Beverage Operations
  • International Gastronomy
  • Work Experience

Skills and Knowledge Developed: HNC Hospitality Management Level 4 equips students with the skills in a hospitality management context, including:

  • Investigatory and research skills
  • Problem solving
  • Finance management
  • Communication

All units are taught within the context of a hospitality setting.

This course provides opportunities for students to develop attributes and techniques essential for successful managerial performance in differing hospitality sectors such as food and beverage, hotel and events management, patisserie, food development and retail.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HNC Hospitality Management Programme Handbook (19-20)

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.


Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management

This course leads to...

This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at HND top-up or degree level.

Entry Requirements

• GCSE English Language at grade C or above or equivalent.
• A-levels or equivalent related Level 3 qualification
• Relevant work experience will be considered
• All applicants will require an initial assessment and interview

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

Please note: Students need to undertake a minimum of 80 hours work with an approved employer.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163614

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 6568.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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