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Level: 3

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 2

Weeks: 78

Hours: 11.50

Start: 10/09/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 2880.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

This level will suit you if you've worked in the hospitality industry for some time, have plenty of experience, and might already supervise others or manage resources. You may want to develop your knowledge and skills, perhaps to move into a management role within the sector.

Entry requirements

There are no age restrictions for learners to undertake this qualification. However, we strongly recommend that learners should ideally be aged 17+ and working in a supervisory role.

Please note that this is a diploma, not an apprenticeship.

Course Content

You will complete five core units:

Lead a team to improve customer service
Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
Provide leadership for your team
Contribute to the control of resources
Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment.
You also choose a number of optional units from a wide range that includes:

  • Supervise reception services
  • Provide learning opportunities for colleagues
  • Contribute to the development of a wine list
  • Contribute to promoting hospitality services and products.

For a full list of units, please look on the City & Guilds website or contact Derby College.

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated an assessor who is competent within hospitality. A range of assessment methods can be used which will be planned with your assessor and manager.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Costs are to be discussed and you can consider applying for a student loan.

What can I do after this course?

The Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:

  • Bar person/manager
  • Catering/restaurant manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Kitchen supervisor/manager
  • Leisure centre manager
  • Supervisor/team leader

If you want to continue your studies in the hospitality sector after completing this qualification, you might move on to the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
  • Foundation and degree programmes in Hospitality.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Carly Baxter

Carly Baxter

Carly’s hospitality foundation degree contains all the right ingredients

Commis chef and former Derby College student Carly Baxter plans to run her own fine dining establishment one day. And, thanks to taking a foundation degree in hospitality management at Derby College, she hopes to have all the ingredients she needs to make her restaurant venture a success. Carly, who initially took levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery with the College, progressed to the foundation degree in hospitality management so she could learn all aspects of the catering industry.Carly, who is currently employed as a commis chef at Breadsall Priory, is planning to go into business with a friend from College. To realise her aims she has been studying full-time at College while juggling work shifts, working virtually seven-day weeks at times.

She said: "It's my ambition to open my own fine dining restaurant but to do that I need to know everything that's involved, not just the cheffing side.

"I can't expect to be able to tell other people what to do if I've never done their job myself."

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