This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels.
The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career within the hospitality industry. This nationally recognised; vocationally specific qualification can lead to direct employment in the industry or progression to an Honours Degree or Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management or equivalent. In year one you will study units to develop your understanding of the sector including, Hospitality Industry and Providing Customer Service in Hospitality. On successful completion of year one you may progress to year two completing your Extended Diploma. In year two – this will focus on the management function and include units such as, Marketing, Human Resources and Financial Control in Hospitality. Practical skills to enhance employability are developed throughout the course with opportunities to plan and run hospitality events, to take part in enterprise activities, and to train in the College’s newly refurbished Linen Lounge restaurant and training kitchens. Units are internally assessed, using a combination of methods, including case studies, presentations, class test and assignment/portfolio work. There are no formal external examinations.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Upon successful achievement of the Extended Diploma you can progress to study at foundation degree or degree level at Belfast Met or other universities. Successful completion may also lead to direct employment in the Hospitality industry.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria.
Students are required to supply their own kit at the cost of approximately £50.00.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Tel: 028 9026 5022 or email: [email protected]