Hospitality Management HND

UCAS code 042N

What is special about this course?

The HND Hospitality Management will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed in a managerial position in the growing hospitality industry.

The course builds on knowledge gained in the HNC Hospitality, and enhances the focus on management and supervisory skills.

Special features

  • You may also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications such as REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Group Award, and enjoy working in partnership with organisations such as Gleneagles
  • You may also be required to undertake a local unsupervised 10 week work placement.
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances


We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers and 2 Standard Grades OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Alternatively, HNC Hospitality or Professional Cookery, or an SCQF Level 6 in a relevant subject
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply
  • You may be invited to attend an interview

Access routes

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Hospitality industry
  • Hospitality supervision
  • Hospitality financial and control systems
  • Food hygiene intermediate
  • Food and beverage service
  • Hospitality graded unit 1

Optional units may include:

  • Licensed Premises Operations
  • Work Expereince
  • Events Industry an Introduction
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Informatiom Technology Applications Software
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food Production Processes
  • Accommodation Servicing
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures 1
  • Conferences: An Introduction
  • Management of Human Resource Management for the Hospitality Industry 1 

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units:

  • Hospitality Management Accounting
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Accommodation Management
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations 1
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations 2
  • Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality 
  • Hospitality: Graded Unit 2

Optional subjects may include:

  • Industrial Experience 
  • Food Classification and Purchase
  • Advanced Food and Beverage Service
  • Scottish Licensing Law 

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and practical sessions will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)

You will study through a combination of practical skills as well as face-to-face and video conference lectures in the classroom, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 4 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September


For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020
Part-time (per HN credit) £457 £468

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI or Inverness College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You will be suitably qualified to take up posts as a trainee manager in a medium or large hotel, or as a unit manager in industrial catering.

Can I progress into further study?

You may be able to progress to year 3 of the Hospitality Management BA (Hons) degree.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I work at Gleneagles Hotel but want to advance my career with an academic qualification. I plan to go on to the degree after completing the HND.

Scott Smith, HND Hospitality Management student, Perth College UHI.

Apply for Hospitality Management HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2020

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.