Level 5

  • FT/PT



    2 years

  • UCAS Code



    The Open University


This is a two year vocational course that combines real world learning in the workplace with theoretical study.

You can convert to an honours degree with one additional year of study. You will have access to industry standard commercial catering facilities and a restaurant, where you work with professional staff on live commercial events. You will also investigate and work with local businesses to expand and apply your knowledge of the sector and showcase your skills to potential employers.

Practical sessions are supported by a range of guest speakers and industrial visits to key local and national organisations to help you understand the infrastructure of the industry. You will expand your skills through a range of modules that develop your knowledge and understanding.

The practical and academic combination of study gives you a platform to develop your future career and academic goals. You will gain an understanding of the key issues facing hospitality managers. There is a clear emphasis on developing relevant skills and a significant part of the learning is work based.

course information

Date: 23/09/2019 - 04/06/2021

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Cost per annum: £6150.00

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Modules offered may vary.

Year 1 core modules include:

  • Managing & Developing people in the Hospitality Profession
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Financial & Revenue Management Awareness
  • Food Beverage Management
  • On-Licensed Trade Management
  • The Work Environment & Reflective Practice

Year 2 core modules include:

  • Business Development &Entrepreneurship
  • International Culture & Communications
  • Managing Event in the Hospitality profession
  • Room Division Management
  • Industry Related Project

September- May


You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award or A Level).

You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.

Teaching methods will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and guest speakers. You are taught by a team of dedicated staff with a range of expertise across the field.

Links with businesses are used to provide a strong practical base to the course.

In addition to the above, you are expected to commit approximately 15 hours a week to independent study in preparation for teaching sessions and assessments.

You will be assessed through coursework designed to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme.

To support you, a variety of assessment methods are used to enhance your experience as well as to help you develop key transferable skills.

If you are a part time student, you are supported to complete work based projects in your workplace.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £6,150 per year.

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Please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage and complete our online application form.

Our team will make contact with you for further details and to arrange an interview.

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