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HNC Hospitality Management

Course title

HNC Hospitality Management – Culinary Arts Pathway

Campus location

Whittingham Road

Why study this course?

Our Culinary Arts Management qualification is an excellent choice for individuals who aspire to pursue a rewarding career in the culinary industry. This program offers a well-rounded education that combines culinary skills with management expertise, preparing students for a wide range of exciting and lucrative opportunities in the culinary world.  The course combines theory with fundamental practical knowledge in a variety of hospitality disciplines.

The course provides comprehensive culinary training, business and management knowledge (this knowledge is invaluable or those who aim to excel in leadership roles within the culinary industry), career advancement (with management skills, they can take on supervisory roles, open their own restaurants, or pursue careers in food and beverage management), diverse career opportunities (from working in restaurants and hotels to catering, event planning, and food production), entrepreneurship (this qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to start and manage a successful culinary business) and much more.

Length of course

HNC (Level 4) one year and progress onto HND (Level 5) One year


Level 4 Mandatory Units:

Unit 1: The Contemporary Hospitality Industry

Unit 2: Managing the Customer Experience

Unit 3: Professional Identity and Practice

Unit 4: The Hospitality Business Toolkit

Unit 5: Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set)

Level 4 Optional unit selection for the course (2 from group A, 1 from group B):


Group A: Unit 10: International Gastronomy

Group A: Unt 11: Creative Patisserie and Artisan Bakery

Group B: Unit 13: Work Experience


How many days do I need to be at College?

Full Time: two days per week (To be confirmed – this may also include evenings)

What support do I receive?

Regular tutorial support by the course leader

Online Moodle virtual learning environment for access to learning resources

A range of resources, including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials

In class delivery involving lectures, practicals, seminars, group discussion and independent research


Assignment work throughout the programme which may be assessed through practical assessments, seminars, presentations, dissertation and written assignments.

How to apply

Full time applicants should apply via UCAS Apply, using the following code: HMHC

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS points

GCSE grades A* to C (4 or above) in Maths and English Language.

A Level 3 qualification in Patisserie and Confectionery, Professional Cookery or a similar Catering/Cookery qualification


Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications within the catering industry.

Start date

September 2024


September 2024 timetable to be confirmed

Course fees

Full Time: £5,995

HE Loan available to eligible applicants.

Should any applicants have questions or queries concerning finance, please contact Admissions for further guidance:

Phone: 0121 602 7607

Or via the live chat facility on the College’s website

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Study mode

Full time

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