SCQF Level 8
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

Hospitality is a thriving and growing industry with job opportunities continuing to increase. The Hospitality HND Management course offers a diverse range of subjects. Hospitality as a discipline is often underestimated by people who have never tried to serve others and don’t know the pleasure and satisfaction it brings. This course will ensure you are on your way to a fulfilling career within this dynamic, fast-changing and expanding industry. Edinburgh College has exceptional facilities and you will gain essential experience in our restaurants and kitchens. 


In year one there is a mandatory 80 hours of work experience that can be carried out throughout the year giving you excellent on-the-job training to prepare you for your future career. You will participate in a programme of visits to hotels and other businesses operating within the hospitality and events industry. There will be opportunities to take part in competitions and you are encouraged to take advantage of the many volunteering opportunities available to you as an HND Hospitality student. Year two will cover a range of management topics as well as specialist units in alcohol and accounting. The course will ensure you are well prepared to progress onto further training opportunities at degree level or into employment at supervisory level.


What You Will Learn


Year one: 

  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures 
  • Financial and Control Systems 
  • Hospitality Management 
  • Accounting 
  • Hospitality Industry 
  • Hospitality Supervision 
  • Accommodation Servicing 
  • Accommodation Management 
  • Management of Human Resources 
  • Management of Food and Beverage 
  • Operations of Hospitality Management 
  • Accounting Intermediate 
  • Food Hygiene Food Production Processes 
  • Food Service 

Year two:  

  • Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality 
  • Alcoholic Beverages 
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures 2 
  • Hospitality Management Accounting 
  • Hospitality: Graded Unit 2 
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations 1 
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations 2 
  • Management of Human Resources in Hospitality 1 
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations 
  • Hospitality Industry 
  • Accommodation Management 
  • Management of Human Resources in Hospitality 2 
























































Placement Information

In year one there is a mandatory 80 hours of work placement which can be carried out throughout the year. Although there is no mandatory work placement for year two, applicants are recommended to seek employment within the hospitality industry to support their studies. 

Entry Requirements

Year one: 


  • Minimum of one Higher grade C pass (or above) from the following; English, Modern Studies, History, Religious Studies, Social Science, Psychology or Business Management (if you have one Higher in a subject not listed, we welcome your application) 
  • And three National 5`s or three Standard Grades at Grade 3 or above (two of which should be Mathematics and English)  
  • Or satisfactory completion of appropriate SCQF 5 or 6 SQA course/units 
  • If you do not meet these criteria but have relevant work experience, we welcome your application 









Year two: 


  • You must hold an HND Year 1 in Hospitality with 15 credits 




English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed


  • You will be assessed through practical and graded written assignments.


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements


  • Applicants will be invited to Edinburgh College to attend an information session 
  • Group tasks will be set and carried out during this time 
  • There are opportunities for applicants to speak to the lecturing team during the information session on a one to one basis 








Progression And Articulation Routes


  • BA Honours International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Queen Margaret University 
  • BA Honours Hospitality Management at Edinburgh Napier University 
  • HND Hospitality Management with progression to the BA (Hons) 
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Queen Margaret University  










Career Opportunities


  • Conference Coordinator 
  • Reception 
  • Supervisor Front of House 
  • Assistant Manager 
  • Human Resources Assistant 
  • Restaurant Manager 
  • Events Coordinator 
  • Charity fundraiser  
  • Events, Hospitality or Marketing Manager 
  • Events Assistant 
  • Event Planner 





















Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Aisha Abdulai - HCIMA Award Winner

​Winner of the HCIMA Award from the Institute of Hospitality Scotland, Aisha has moved onto university to do a dregree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management.  

Aisha has went straight into the third year at Queen Margaret University after acheiving the HND.

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