Hospitality & Catering
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This programme is for home students and is delivered as a two year programme starting in September.

All students are allocated a personal tutor who will provide support throughout their studies. This degree level qualification will develop the skills and techniques you will require if you want to be a success in the world of hospitality - one of the most rapidly expanding sectors of the global economy. This exciting qualification is suited to students who are interested in furthering their career in a wide range of hospitality management related areas or progressing with their academic studies to Degree Level.

Units Year 1 Semester 1

  • Contemporary Hospitality Industry;
  • The Developing Manager;
  • Customer Service in Hospitality;
  • Rooms Division Operations Management.

Semester 2

  • Finance in the Hospitality Industry;
  • Marketing in Hospitality;
  • Contracts and Events management;
  • Tourism Destinations.

Units Year 2 Semester 1

  • Hospitality Operations Management;
  • Employability Skills;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Small business enterprise.

Semester 2

  • Quality management;
  • Food & Beverages (Operations);
  • Facilities Operation management;
  • Research Project.

We have strong links with universities for progression opportunities. We support our students through smaller classes and careers advice on progression to either employment or university. We have strong links with employers. We are located within walking distance of London Underground and mainline rail stations. We deliver in a personalised learning environment. We offer support and guidance from a dedicated Work Placement team.

Entry Requirements

One of the following Level 3 qualifications:

BTEC L3 Extended/Diploma/Access to HE Diploma/1 A level or 2 AS levels. Work based qualifications will also need learners to be working in the relevant sector. Some courses will have specific entry requirements. Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment and successful interview. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of 5.5 IELTS for Higher National Diplomas alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification.

Assessment Method

Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each unit carries a number of assessments including the following: reports, presentations, case studies and in class tests. Work-based units will also be assessed through work-based tasks, logbooks and reflective statements undertaken in the work place.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this programme you will be well placed to develop a career in a variety of roles within the Hospitality sector including: Hotel Receptionist, Hotel Manager, Accommodation Manager, Restaurant Manager and Events Organiser/Manager.

As well as being a valuable qualification in its own right, successful students can normally expect to progress into the final year of a hospitality related degree course at university. Most universities would request an IELTS score of 6.5 where applicable. Students will also be equipped with hospitality and management knowledge and skills for employment in their home country. A degree will provide a sound foundation for a variety of careers in the hospitality sector.

You can progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Degree at various universities with two pathway options: Business or Hospitality Management.

Study Methods

You will study at Hammersmith Campus during the day, full time.

As part of the course curriculum delivery employer visits and guest speakers are arranged to enhance and contextualise learning where appropriate.

All units are delivered using a diverse range of appropriate teaching and learning methods that support independent student learning. These include informal lectures, online teaching materials and research activities. Learners are encouraged to actively engage with learning through discussions, role plays, feedback team presentations and Q and A sessions.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.