Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF)

Course overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF) provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. This programme offers a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: London Campus

Course Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: Edexcel

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Modules Studied

The BTEC Level 5 HNDs will require approximately 960 guided learning hours (GLH) and each 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.

First Year

Mandatory Core Modules

  • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
  • Finance in the Hospitality Industry
  • Marketing in Hospitality
  • Conference and Banqueting Management

Specialist Modules

  • Customer Service
  • Food and Beverage Operations Management
  • Hospitality Contract and Event Management
  • The Travel and Tourism Sector

Second Year

Mandatory Core Modules

  • Human Resource Management for Services Industry
  • External Business Environment
  • The entertainment Industry and Venue Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Development

Specialist Modules

  • Research Project
  • Rooms Division Operations Management
  • The Developing Manager
  • Tourists Destinations


Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Hospitality
  • A GCE level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
  • other related level 3 qualifications
  • Learners may also have relevant work experience.
  • In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

  • Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education institution.
  • In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

All learners who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate with: IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections.

You will be assessed through written assignments and coursework.

The assignment criteria are provided by the awarding body.

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. A key progression path for BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.