HND Hospitality Management

The possibilities and opportunities to work within the Hospitality industry are vast.  It is a very exciting place to be, with many employment opportunities.  A qualification like this, will enhance your knowledge and skills, and make you more employable.

This course aims to equip students with a wide range of supervisory and managerial skills required for a career in the hospitality industry. It will promote an awareness and understanding of business principles and how they relate to the industry. This course will include human resources, finance, communication, and will develop interpersonal skills.

Students will benefit from work experience throughout the programme, in our industry leading training restaurant.

Year 1

  • Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Hospitality Financial and Control Systems
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures (Simulated Live Booking System)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Year 2

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations
  • Accommodation Management
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Gastronomy
  • Food and Beverage Specialised Services
  • Work Placement

  • Hotel/Hospitality management within various sectors
  • Graduate Trainee Schemes

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programmes:

  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management- Queen Margaret University
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management - Edinburgh Napier
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management - Robert Gordon University

    Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year 1 or 2 of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at grade C or above and National 4 qualifications (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful interview

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8