BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. This course is awarded by Pearson.
They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.
The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
On the HND you will study eight units per year over two years. The course will be delivered on the Milnthorpe Road Campus and will start in September 2018.
There is an option to complete modules rather than the full qualification.
- The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
- Finance in the Hospitality Industry
- Customer Service
- Food and Beverage Operations Management
- The Developing Manager
- Rooms Division Operations Management
- Research Project
- Human Resource Management
- Creative patisserie (double module)
- Gastronomy (double module)
- Marketing in Hospitality
- Tourist Destinations
- Conference & Banqueting sector
- Law for Licensed premises
As part of the programme you will be required to purchase equipment and uniform for the practical kitchen units.
You will learn a wide variety of skills that will prepare you for a higher level of education as well as a plethora of employability skills.
There will be a key focus on knowledge and skill development to equip you for your first management position within the industry. Such skills will include;
Time management, financial awareness & profitability, operational performance levels, motivation skills, people management, self-presentation, legal compliance and many more.
Learning will also be enriched by industry visits for each unit where learners will have an opportunity to experience and observe different hospitality sectors. There will be 2-3 visits each year, some visits will incur a cost.
Each unit will incorporate a variety of assessment methods such as: written reports, essays, presentations, case studies and practical assessments.
After completing a HND you may be able to progress to the top-up of a Honours degree programme at university.
The course will also prepare you for work in the industry at management level and allow opportunities to join graduate training programmes in the industry.
Tuition fees displayed are payable per year. The fees displayed are for UK and EU students and are reviewed each academic year.
Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start repayments until you are earning more than £21,000 per year.