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Hospitality Management HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This two-year Hospitality Management course helps you to develop the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively at supervisory level in the Hospitality Industry. The first year covers a range of subjects, both practical and theoretical. The second-year focuses on providing you with the necessary managerial knowledge and skills for a junior management position.

    This HND is a valuable qualification for employment in an exciting and ever-changing industry, as well as good preparation for further studies.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. 

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Two Highers at Grade C or above; OR
    • National Qualification in Hospitality level 6 or related subject; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    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

    You'll study:

    Year 1 

    • Alcoholic Beverages.
    • Accommodation Servicing
    • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
    • Food and Beverage Service
    • Food Production
    • Food Hygiene (REHIS Intermediate)
    • Front Office Procedures
    • Graded Unit 1
    • Hospitality Industry
    • Hospitality Financial and Control Systems
    • Hospitality Supervision
    • Using Software Applications Packages

    Year 2 

    • Accommodation Management
    • Hospitality Management Accounting
    • Graded Unit 2
    • Licensed Premises Operations
    • Managing Human Resources in Hospitality 1 and 2
    • Managing Hospitality Operations 1 and 2
    • Managing Food an Beverages Operations
    • Managing Financial Resources
    • Work Placement

    We also offer students a variety of paid work placements in some of Glasgow’s top establishments which you can apply for in August, once you've been accepted onto the course.

    After the course


    The course prepares you for employment at junior management/supervisory level in a hospitality department and graduate training schemes with many large organisations.

    We work with key representatives from industry to offer graduate training positions following the successful completion of the HND Hospitality Management

    Continuing Study

    Successful students can progress on to university (subject to meeting entry requirements of the individual university).

    • Year 2 of the BA Hospitality and Tourism Management at Strathclyde University (you must have 2 A grades in your Graded Units)
    • Year three of BA International Hospitality Management at Edinburgh Napier University
    • Year three of BA  International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Edinburgh Queen Margaret University
    • Year three of BA International Tourism and Events Management at Glasgow Caledonian University 


    How the course is taught

    You will be taught in a variety of ways within the course.   Practical subjects will be taught in our Scholars' restaurant and bar area and our professional training kitchens.  Theoretical subjects will be taught using various teaching methods including case studies, group activities, exercises and project-based work. 

    Assessment methods

    The course uses a number of assessment methods.  You will be assessed on your practical skills in Scholars' Restaurant and our training kitchens.  Other assessments may be home-based in the form of essays, projects and reports.

    Additional Information


    All your course materials are on our Virtual Learning Environment or in the college library.

    Dress code

    You will be required to wear a uniform in our practical areas in Scholar's restaurant and our professional teaching kitchens.  Information on the purchase of uniforms will be provided when you are offered a place on the course and further guidance will be given at Induction.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome