This is a multi disciplinary course validated by London Metropolitan University. The course integrates academic and work-based learning and is intended to equip you with the vocational skills, competencies and knowledge relevant to your future career in the hospitality industry.
As well as studying topics such as front of house, rooms divisions and operations, food and beverage operations, marketing, and customer relationship management, you will also learn about other important aspects of the hospitality industry including finance and human resource management.
You’ll be trained on MICROS software and hardware – a property management and computer reservation system used to book guest services and record sales. You’ll learn to use MICROS for both front and back office tasks such as placing food orders from customers and recording menu sales.
Guest speakers from the food, beverage, conference, banqueting, and recruitment fields will share their expertise, and educational visits to various hotels offering a range of guest experiences will also be provided.
Course Structure / Units
|Autumn Term (Level 4|
|Autumn Period (15 weeks)||LT4F12GN||Customer Service||30|
|Autumn Period (15 weeks)||LT4F14GN||Marketing and Customer Retention in the Hospitality Industry||30|
|Spring (Level 4)|
|Spring Period (15 weeks)||LT4F13GN||Food and Beverage Operations management||30|
|Spring Period (15 weeks)||LT4F15GN||Rooms Division Operations Management||30|
|Autumn Term (Level 5)|
|Autumn Period (15 weeks)||LT5F22GN||Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality Industry||30|
|Autumn Period (15 weeks)||LT5F20GN||Conference, Banqueting and Event Management||30|
|Spring (Level 5)|
|Spring Period (15 weeks)||LT5F21GN||Managing and Developing People
in the Hospitality Industry
|Yearlong (30 weeks)||LT5F23GN||Menu Planning & Product Development||30|
Prospective students will be required to produce a minimum of 4 GSCE at minimum C grade. Foreign students will be required to compare their qualifications through UK NARIC.
- 160 points UCAS in A Level
- BTEC National Diploma
- BTEC National Certificate
- A recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related field or equivalent
Students whose first language is not English will be required to produce:
- 5.5 IELTS
- 79 TOEFL (internet-based)
All applicants may be asked to sit entry test(s).
In exceptional circumstances, candidates with lower qualifications and suitable industrial or external experience in Business disciplines may be registered as a student of Foundation Degree.
Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is permitted, in line with the University's regulations.
A key progression path for students completing Foundation Degree in Business is to the third year of a degree. Students completing their Foundation Degree in Business will have strong career prospects in various areas of business including Marketing, Operations management, Project Management, Human resource management and General administration on successful completion of the course.
Assignment Weighting / Assessment:
This course consists of various assessment methods including coursework and projects. Students will be required to use: case studies, presentations, portfolios and demonstrate effective teamwork. Further information on the assessment weighting can be found in the course and unit specifications.