Course Details

  • The hospitality industry is a dynamic and fast-growing area of employment offering the opportunity to work in varied environments in the UK and around the world.

    The Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (HND) is a two-year vocational course. This means that not only do you learn the theoretical aspects but it also provides you with ability to relate this to the real world of work. The first year focuses on developing your culinary skills and provides knowledge needed for management positions. The second year extends culinary expertise with essential managerial skills.

  • Applicants should ideally have prior knowledge of the industry either through employment or a level 3 qualification. Mature students who do not have a level 3 qualification must have experience or knowledge of the hospitality industry.

    Some applicants will be required to attend an interview.
    • Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MPP or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content (minimum UCAS tariff points required: 64). You will also be expected to have a minimum of grade C /grade 5 at GCSE level (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics and English Language.

  • Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical activities and the application of theories and concepts, providing you with the advantage of being a strategic thinker, skilled practitioner and proactive manager in challenging economic times.

  • Employment opportunities include a range of hospitality management roles within:

    • Hotels
    • Restaurants
    • Tourism and leisure industry
    • Recreation and sport organisations.

    Having completed this course, students can either progress into employment or on to complete their degree in one more year.

    Most hospitality students go on to a university to complete their third year and gain a degree, some of who also find jobs within the industry while studying too.

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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