HND in Hospitality Management (General Pathway) Further Information


You are taught through a combination of lectures, Group tutorials and one to one sessions. Group Tutorials enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups; you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor for one to one sessions.

You use industry-standard design software and have access to college library and ICT lab facilities throughout your course.

In this course you have around 10-13 contact hours per week, consisting of:

  • 6-9 hours of lectures
  • 3 hours of Group Tutorial
  • 1 hour of one-to-one meetings.


The aims of the learning are to-

  • Enable students to move from directed towards greater self-directed and autonomous learning, specifically encouraging a positive attitude towards independent learning
  • Articulate measured approaches to the delivery of learning which enables every student to develop, as independent learners, studying their chosen subject(s) in depth and enhancing their employability, as well as nurturing the growth of analytical, critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Ensure the provision of inclusive learning through promoting equality, diversity
    and equal opportunity.
  • Ensure lecturers, internal verifiers and anyone involved in teaching or
    supporting student learning are appropriately qualified, supported and

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours**, around 13 hours learning & teaching, and assessment activity plus field trips.

Each 15-credit unit approximates to a TQT (Total Qualification Time) of 150 hours and 60 hours of Guided Learning and 90 hours of independent learning.

** You’re actual contact hours may depend on the semester duration.

Academic support

The College is discharging its responsibilities for setting and maintaining academic standards, assuring and enhancing the quality of learning opportunities for students and ensuring all academic provision including programmes, modules and units and underpinning resources (technical and physical) are up to date and fit for the purpose. Personal tutors comply with the College’s commitment to supporting greater opportunities for access to education for students who might otherwise not realise their full potential.

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills).
  • Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy).
  • Academic writing (including how to reference).
  • Research skills (in conjunction with the library).
  • Critical thinking and understanding arguments.
  • Revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student support and reasonable adjustment policy help students with additional needs.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.



The course is assessed by end of term by coursework which include assignment, presentation. Student may need to submit portfolio for certain unit if necessary according to the assessment criteria. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified Tutors / Assessors and Internal Verifiers. The final assessment is done by Pearson External Examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.

The College has a Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, the aim of which is to assess whether learners can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess and so not need to develop through a discrete course of learning.


You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback from markers should be provided within 3 weeks from the submission deadline and the feedback must be clear, legible and constructive. It must also be linked to the learning outcomes and the assessment.

Pearson would expect that an HND student would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.

Guidance on Reassessment

  1. A student is allowed only one re submission opportunity for a Referred unit. All resubmission for BTEC programmes are to be based on the original coursework.

2. A student is allowed to repeat a unit if the student exhausted first and subsequent resubmission.


Program Learning Outcomes

Pearson’s qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The recognition of the Higher National Diploma (HND) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies. Pearson students and graduates may be offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership.

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