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Travel & Tourism - Hospitality & Event Management at North Kent College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality & Event Management introduces you to the world of Hospitality, customer service and event planning. This course has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in a career within the rapidly growing Hospitality Industry. It will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress into employment and/or continue your study in the vocational area. The Level 3 Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification with various additional programmes added to meet the needs of the industry e.g. Functional Skills

The course is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the growing and dynamic sector of hospitality & catering.

The course is aimed at 16-19 year olds who have just completed their GCSEs, or are looking to get back into education to study in this expanding and desirable subject area.

Course content

The course consists of 7 units:

Year 1

  • Unit 1 The Hospitality Industry
  • Unit 2 The Principles of Supervising Customer Service performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 3 Providing Customer Service in Hospitality
  • Unit 18 Marketing for Hospitality
  • Unit 16 Hospitality Business Enterprise
  • Unit 14 Environment and Sustainability in Hospitality
  • Unit 25 Personal and Professional Development in Hospitality

Additional Course – NCFE Level 2 Event Planning

Entry requirements

The course requires successful applicants to have 5 GCSEs grades A*- C; these must include English and Maths. Successful applicants must also demonstrate a willingness to become involved in all aspects of hospitality, including the practical experiences as well as the theoretical.


Methods of assessment may include web blogs, presentations, practical demonstrations, posters, reports, leaflets, interviews and discussions.

Financial information

Tuition Fees: 16-18 - free

19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £3300 - Registration £135

Other Costs (payable by all students): £20 Equipment, £60 Trip deposit

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

What can I do when I finish my course? Many of the learners progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality or in the future, a Higher Education course in Hospitality or Event Planning. If you want to progress into employment the following areas in the Hospitality industry would be suitable; hotel management or conference planner. The types of employers include hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, holiday resorts, conference centres, and holiday parks. As part of the study programme the learners will be expected to undertake 160 hours work experience within the Hospitality and Events Industry This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.

Progression Options: Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality or in the future, a Higher Education course in Hospitality or Event Planning. Employment.

Further information

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality & Event Management; NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Event Planning

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: L7D109P
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  • Number of planned places: 20