BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management (RQF)

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Hospitality includes a myriad of businesses that all share the same goal; to ensure the best customer experience possible. The industry covers a broad range of different sectors; accommodation, food and beverage, conference and events, entertainment, travel and tourism. This is a fast paced and dynamic industry that is growing rapidly, creating unique opportunities for managerial and executive employment, new businesses, and innovation. 

This qualification will equip students with commercial acumen, understanding and hospitality skills for success in a diverse range of roles in food and beverage; accommodation; events; and contract catering services in hospitality. The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in Hospitality Management and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Pathways within this qualification

Brochure download buttonThis qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of both today’s students and the industry’s future. To help our students develop in their chosen specialism, we developed a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

  • Hospitality Management
  • Culinary Arts Management
  • Accommodation and revenue Management
  • Events
  • Innovative Marketing and Sales

Please note this is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.

Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Hospitality Management

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*

Assistant Kitchen Manager; Head Chef/Cook; Head of Waiting Staff; Head Barman; restaurant Assistant Manager; food and Beverage Assistant Manager; Front Office Manager; Head of Housekeeping; Assistant General Manager; Group revenue Manager; Assistant Coffee Shop Manager; Events Manager; Events Co-ordinator; Assistant Product Manager. Senior Chef; Head Chef; Sous Chef; Special Events Manager; Conference and Banqueting Manager; Events Project Manager; Bar/Pub Manager; Restaurant Manager; food and Beverage Manager; front of House Manager; Hotel Manager; resort Manager; Hotel Operations Manager; revenue and Sales Manager; Product and Sales Manager; Sales and Marketing Manager; Sales Development Manager; Hospitality Customer relationships Manager.

*These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements. 

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. Specific companies and industry bodies that have made formal statements of support and/or actively hire students who complete BTEC Higher National qualifications.

  • Aemilia Hotel & Savhotel: Both hotels recognise BTEC Higher Nationals as suitable for employment and further progression within hospitality sector. Learn more (PDF)
  • Jumeirah Carlton Tower believe our qualifications ensure employees are appropriately skilled for the job in the hospitality industry. Learn more (PDF)

Support while you study

As a BTEC Higher Nationals student you will have access to a specially designed range of digital resources, to ensure that you’ll have the best possible experience during your course. These are available on our free dedicated platform for Higher National students – HN Global.

You’ll be able to access free online learning to develop your study skills to support your higher education learning, and career development resources to support you with preparing for the real world. With HN Global, you can also participate within a community of other BTEC Higher National students from around the world, via online forums, to discuss anything relevant to your course.

Progression to university

We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. You can currently top-up your HNs to over 1500 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit Pearson Degree Course Finder to find all the current articulations.

Where to study BTEC HNC/HND in Hospitality Management?

If you'd like more information, or find a college that delivers the BTEC Higher Nationals in Hospitality Management, you can visit the following sites:

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We have created a handy guide with more information about BTEC Higher National qualifications so you can find the right one for you.

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