The Diploma allows learners to undertake study related to hospitality but within a business management context. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes within hospitality management or hospitality
with business management. Learners will complete units which consider topics such as event management, customer service, the hospitality sector and relevant hospitality topics, for example, hospitality accommodation, principles of food and drink service and leadership and management within the sector. Learners will be able to explore different career paths within the sector. The range of optional units will allow learners to pursue a specific element within the sector.
Why choose this qualification?
The Access to HE Hospitality and Business Management Diploma contains a balance of hospitality and business units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. communication skills and problem solving.
Please note that the validation period for this Diploma starts on the 1st August 2018.
Learners must achieve 24 credits from this group.
Business Skills for the Hospitality Industry
Careers within the Hospitality Industry
Customer Service in Hospitality
Leadership and Management Practice for the Hospitality Sector
Legislation within the Hospitality Sector
Research: Practical Investigation Project
Understanding the Hospitality Sector
Students must complete 12 optional credits with at least 3 credits from the Business Optional Group and at least 3 credits from the Hospitality Optional Group. Remaining credits can be achieved from either group.
Learners must achieve at least 3 credits from this group.
Applied Business Marketing
Business Planning and Budgets
Effective Business Processes
Understand Human Resource Management
Learners must achieve at least 3 credits from this group.
Health, Safety and Welfare Systems in Hospitality and Catering
Principles of Food Safety in the Hospitality Sector
Principles of Hospitality Accommodation Management
Understanding Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Understanding the Principles of Supervising Food and Drink Service
Learners must achieve 15 credits from this group.
Academic Writing Skills
Communication - Speaking and Listening
Developing Professional Attributes
Preparation for Higher Education
Problem Solving in the Workplace
Professional Interpersonal Skills
Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience
Intended learner groups
Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.
How this diploma meets learners' needs
The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of skills will be acquired which support an understanding of hospitality and business management. The underpinning skills will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto the relevant degrees.
What this diploma covers
The units include a balance of hospitality and business units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. communication skills and problem solving.
Face to face
Practical learning – learners should have the opportunity to experience, where possible, work related / practical learning. Suggested visits to hospitality companies to allow learners to widen their understanding of the sector. Work placements would also be beneficial and visits to hotels or entertainment venues could be used to produce the evidence for some of the more practical based units.
Essays, exams, observation, projects, presentations, self-evaluation, group discussions, business analysis techniques e,g PESTLE analysis, case studies, short answer questions, worksheets, production and analysis of complex spreadsheets (depending on optional units chosen).
Successful completion criteriaLearners will probably require a pass in maths and English at Level 2 / GCSE to progress onto a degree course. Delivery providers should make learners aware of HEI course entry requirements.
BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management
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BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
BA (Hons) Hospitality Management
BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management
BA (Hons) Business Management
Provider approval criteria
No specific resources required.
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Additional funding information for Access to HE
- Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
- Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
- Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.
We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.
This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.
The following support materials will help you deliver this qualification.
Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.
The assignment briefs can be easily adapted to suit your needs. We recommend checking the rules of combination for the Diploma and adapting the brief accordingly.
To provide a flavour of what’s available, you can download the below samples for free:
- Assignment Brief – Preparation for Higher Education – QU007638
- Assignment Brief – Safeguarding Children Young People and-or Vulnerable Adults – QU025409