Hospitality Management HND

Course 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 Operations, 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 at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply
  • You may be invited to attend an interview

Advanced entry

Year 1 - HNC

Year 1 of the HND is the HNC Hospitality Operations.

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units:

  • Accommodation management
  • Hospitality: graded unit 2
  • Hospitality management accounting
  • Management of food and beverage operations
  • Managing financial resources in hospitality 
  • Managing hospitality organisations 1
  • Managing hospitality organisations 2

Optional subjects may include:

  • Advanced food and beverage service
  • Food classification and purchase
  • Industrial experience
  • Scottish licensing law

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift 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. From September, where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised and placements will be introduced in line with the Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements may be delivered online through a combination of tutor-supported study, video-based seminars and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. International students requiring a Student Route visa to study with us must access scheduled classes on-campus. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online, face to face or blended induction at the start of the course.
  • 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?

  • Argyll College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September


For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
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, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

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

There are a number of funding options available to UK 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, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship 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 our BA (Hons) Hospitality Management.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

Working in hospitality has given me so much confidence and an understanding of how to work to priorities. This has certainly helped me in setting up my own business. The key thing I have taken from working in the hospitality industry is to be passionate about what you do, and you will succeed. My ethos in everything I do is ‘pay attention to detail’ and this has really helped me get the business to where it is today.

Cecilia Grigor studied on the HND Hospitality Management at Inverness College UHI

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 2022

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.