Hospitality Management — Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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Course information

The HND in Hospitality Management provides a specialist work related
programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical
skills required in the hospitality industry and also offers particular
specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. The qualification
prepares learners for employment in the hospitality industry and will be
suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area
of work. Pearson Level 5 HND Diplomas provide a nationally recognised
qualification offering career progression and professional development for those
already in employment and opportunities to progress in higher education.

Programme Content:

  • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry

  • Managing the Customer Experience

  • Professional Identity and Practice

  • The Hospitality Business Toolkit

  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries

  • Managing Food and Beverage Operations

  • International Gastronomy

  • Work Experience

  • Research Project (Pearson-set)

  • Hospitality Consumer Behaviour and Insight

  • Menu Development, Planning and Design

  • Food Service Management

  • Revenue Management

  • Managing and Planning an Event

  • Sales Management

Skills and Knowledge Developed: Pearson Level 5 HND Hospitality Management
equips the learners with the skills in a hospitality management context,
including investigatory and research skills, focusing on management issues
within the context of hospitality. This course will provide opportunities for
the learners to develop attributes, techniques essential for successful
performance in working life within various sectors of the hospitality industry
such as licensed retail, food and beverage, hotel and events management.

On completion the student will have had the opportunity to develop skills

  • Communication (oral, visual, written)

  • Numeracy

  • Problem solving

  • Managing own workload

  • Team work

  • ICT, human resources and finance

  • Research

  • Self-evaluation and target setting

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

HND Hospitality Management Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)

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


Higher National Diploma 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 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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Course ID: 159314

Course Year: 19/20

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

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