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The hospitality industry is vast and fast-growing. It encapsulates service-centred businesses such as hotels, restaurants, wellness centres, cruises and tourism.
The programme will delve into the service businesses in hospitality and cover overarching areas such as operations, finance, health and safety, work ethics, communication, customer care, supervisory skills and consumer behaviour.
You will also look into contemporary issues related to hospitality, as well as innovation in hospitality.
Candidates who apply for this course must possess the following:
- a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one ‘A’ Level or equivalent in any subject);
- a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3.
Preference is given to applicants having a year of work experience in an area related to this study programme.
This course is targeted at:
- individuals seeking academic and professional advancement in Hospitality;
- mid-career break professionals looking for opportunities to return or change their career.
The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include, but are not limited to:
- front office manager
- operations supervisor/manager
- guest relations manager
- casino manager
- cruise ship supervisor
- spa manager
- events executive
- wedding coordinator
- food operations manager
- housekeeping manager
You are required to complete all 8 compulsory modules (48 ECTS), and only 2 elective modules out of the proposed 4 (12 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this diploma
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Diploma in Hospitality
How you’ll be assessed
This is a part-time programme and will typically take 15 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.
The course comprises:
- 6 lectures per module;
- 3-hour lectures (evening);
- 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
- Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.
Course Intake Dates
The learner will be able to:
- Understand the roles and functions of hospitality and its impact on local and global economy.
- Develop the body of knowledge about consumer behaviour, contemporary issues in hospitality and prevalent trends related to business development and innovation.
- Recognise and assess the needs of hospitality customers and understand the importance of applying customer care and communication skills to deal with customers and other stakeholders.
- Evaluate relevant specialist theory and practice related to operations, finance and cashier management in the context of hospitality industry.
- Analyse ethical and health and safety issues related to hospitality in complex business situations.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the importance of having HR, teamwork and leadership competencies in hospitality context.
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