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Hospitality - January Start HNC

(SCQF level 7)

, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

5th Jan 2021, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course is a 12 credit HNC in Hospitality covering a range of related subjects, both practical and theoretical. This course provides you with a valuable qualification for employment in an exciting, vibrant and ever-changing industry. Hospitality is a growth sector of industry both locally and internationally.  There are many varied opportunities for students after completing their HNC in hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs contract catering and events.  You may want to continue with your studies and the HNC allows you to articulate to HND Hospitality Management second year.

This course runs for 6 months from January - June.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in Hospitality; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You’ll be invited to a group and/or individual Zoom interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

The subjects you'll study on this course include:
  • Food and Beverage Service.
  • Hospitality Supervision.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Food Production Processes.
  • Food Hygiene (REHIS Intermediate).
  • Front Office Procedures.
  • Hospitality Financial and Control Systems.
  • Hospitality Industry.
  • Hospitality Graded unit.
We also offer students a variety of paid work placements in some of Glasgow’s top establishments, which you can apply for in January once you've been accepted on the course.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career at an operational or supervisory level in the hospitality department of a hotel, a restaurant or bar, or directly into a graduate training scheme with larger organisations. We work with key representatives from industry to offer graduate training positions following the successful completion of the HNC.

Continuing Study

Year 2 of the HND Hospitality Management if you complete an additional three credits.

Once you achieve your HND in Hospitality Management you may progress onto the following courses at degree level:-

  • Year 3 of BA Hospitality Management at Edinburgh Napier University, which we offer at City Campus in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University;
  • Year 3 of BA International Business and Hospitality Management at Glasgow Caledonian University; 
  • Year 3 of BA Tourism at the University of the West of Scotland.


How the course is taught

The course is taught through both practical and theoretical classes, which include demonstrations, group activities, case studies and practical work in our commercial restaurant Scholars'.

Assessment methods

Both practical and theoretical class-based assessments as well as project-based assessments to complete in your own time.

Additional Information

Dress code

Restaurant and kitchen uniforms to work in these areas.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    5th Jan 2021
    End Date:
    25th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome