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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Hospitality Operations HNC

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

Hospitality is a thriving and growing industry with job opportunities continuing to increase. This unique HNC is designed to develop and support your communication skills as well as teach you practical front-of-house and supervisory skills to ensure you are on your way to a fulfilling career within the industry. Edinburgh College has exceptional facilities and you will gain essential experience in our restaurants.

As part of your learning there will be a number of visits to hotels and other businesses operating within tourism and hospitality. These visits will give you further insight into the industry and allow you to better understand how they operate. Edinburgh College works closely with many industry partners to provide guest speaker sessions and opportunities for you to meet and talk to employers; gaining essential industry connections. As part of this course, we include a work experience unit that will give you first-hand experience in different job roles within an organisation and ensure you choose the career path that is the right fit for you.

What you will learn

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Hospitality: Financial Control Systems
  • Food Hygiene Intermediate
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Operations: Graded Unit
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Managing Human Resources in Hospitality
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Work Placement
  • Research Skills
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures

Placement information

  • There are mandatory 40 hours of work placement which can be carried out throughout the year

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through practical and graded written assignments. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • 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 a Higher not listed, we still welcome your application) 
  • Plus three National 5's or three Standard Grades at Grade 3 or above (two of which must be Mathematics and English) 
  • Or successful completion of appropriate SCQF Level 5 or 6 SQA course 
  • If you do not meet these criteria but have relevant work experience, we welcome your application 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to Edinburgh College to attend an information session and interview 
  • Group tasks will be set and carried out during this time 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

Progression to second year to one of our University Partners.

Career options

  • Conference Co-ordinator
  • Front of House Operations
  • Supervisory positions
  • Food and Drink Operations
  • Receptionist
  • Human Resource Assistant

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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