Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma HND in Hospitality Management with embedded level 4 HNC exit award

Level 5
240 credits
21 hours per week
HND Hospitality Management

Tsitsi Marima
Doctorate in Education Candidate
Masters in International Hospitality Management
Bachelor in Hospitality Management

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay


Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences in London offers this course with the approval of BTEC Edexcel. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Hospitality Management course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the hospitality industry and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialised units.

Level of Course HND is a Level 5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelors degree). There is an embedded Level 4 exit qualification, Higher National Certificate (HNC).
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 240 credits. On completion of HNC the student will have completed at least 120 credits
Study Mode Full-Time
BTEC Higher National Certificate (1 Year) The HNC is a Level 4 qualification delivered over one year. It is an embedded component of the HND, however, it can be taken as a stand-alone qualification. If a student opts to take the HNC, then they would be eligible for Higher National Certificate after successful completion of a minimum of 8 modules.
BTEC Higher National Diploma (2 Years) The HND is a Level 5 qualification delivered over two years, the first year at Level 4 and the second year at Level 5. If a student opts to take the HND Course, they would be eligible for a Higher National Diploma after successful completion of a minimum of 16 modules.
Attendance Full-time students are required to attend 21 hours per week in term time.
Workload We recommend an average of 8-10 hours home study time per week for this programme.
Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme.


After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge, to understand and develop skills in the fields of different areas of hospitality, licensed retail, food and beverage or leisure and tourism sectors.
  • Analyse, synthesise and summarise information on hospitality management critically.
  • Read and use literature on hospitality management with a good, critical understanding.
  • Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • Have the capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a logical way and engage in debate and dialogue both on specialist and non-specialist subjects.
  • Work as a Food Beverage Manager, Front of House Manager or Events Manager.


    The award is made up of 16 units:

    Mandatory core units are:

    • Contemporary Hospitality Industry
    • Finance in Hospitality Industry
    • Customer Service
    • Food and Beverage Operations Management
    • Room Division Operations Management
    • The Developing Manager

    Specialist Units

    • Conference and Banqueting Management Courses
    • Hospitality Contract and Event Management
    • Sales Development and Merchandising
    • Quality Management in Business
    • External Business Environment
    • Law for Licensed Premises
    • Menu Planning and Product Development
    • Managing Food Production and Beverage Service
    • Food Safety Management
    • Research Report

    All units are delivered using a diverse range of teaching and learning methods that support independent student learning. These include formal lectures, online teaching materials and research activities. Learners are encouraged to engage with learning through discussions, role plays, feedback, team presentations Q and A sessions and educational tours.


    The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content of each unit has taken place. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning is required for each unit. Each unit contains statements of the evidence that each learner should produce in order to receive a ‘pass’. All units are individually graded as ‘pass’ ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a pass grade for the unit learners must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications. The assessments are mostly assignment-based, internally assessed by the college and then subject to internal verification and external verification by Pearson Edexcel.

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    The QAA subject Benchmark for Hospitality (QAA 115 06/06).


    Mont Rose College recruits students with good achievement from all educational backgrounds. Proven previous exam results are the main criteria for admission to Mont Rose College. International (Tier 4 and other) students also need to show English language competence in order to secure admission. At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to secure admission to Mont Rose College:

    • An A Level pass or equivalent
    • BTEC Level 3 qualifications in business
    • Other related Level 3 qualifications
    • An access to higher education certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
    • Related work experience

    Mature Learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and / or unpaid) and / or achievement of a range of professional hnd qualifications in their work sector.

    English Language

    For students from non-English speaking countries as defined by the regulators IELTS 6.0 or CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference) B2 level and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.

    Restrictions on Learner Entry

    The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) for learners aged 18 years and over.

    Start Date

    New intakes each January, April and September.

    Total Course Duration

    2 years


    The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Hospitality Management course offers a progression route for learners who wish to be employed in the Hospitality industry. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Hospitality Management is particularly useful for learners who wish to progress to a Bachelor’s Degree.


    The tuition fee is 6,165 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loans Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T:+44 20 8556 5009.

    For more information, terms and conditions, please visit the Student Finance website at:

    Maintenance Loan

    Subject to household income, a Maintenance Loan is also available to help with students’ living costs for full-time UK and EU students. Further information is available at

    Awarding Body Registration Fee

    The Pearson fee for HND registration is paid by the College on behalf of students.


    Please download the application form from Complete and return it to Mont Rose College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and a copy of your passport via email and attached scanned document copies to or, by post to:

    Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences

    Shakespeare House Campus,
    267 Cranbrook Road

    Ilford, Greater London
    IG1 4TG.

    Admission Office: Mont Rose College, Shakespeare House Campus, Ilford.