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Hotel Management - Level 6

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Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality

Enhance your CV and your CPD profile, with an endorsed Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality.  Study online with CPD Courses, for the chance to boost your long-term outlook with Hotel Management Level 6 Certification.

At home and abroad, the hospitality sector there is always on the look for enthusiastic candidates with their sights set on rewarding careers.  Creating more than 2.4 million jobs in the UK alone, the hospitality industry is one of the world’s biggest and most important employers.  The accommodation sector in particular represents a uniquely dynamic and enjoyable setting to work in.  For capable candidates with the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed, career development opportunities in the sector are limitless.

This advanced Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality provides a detailed overview of the hospitality industry, delving deep into the operations and management of the hotel business. Course content is delivered over a series of 15 modules, each concluding with an online assessment.  Key topics covered include front desk operations and accountancy, an introduction to housekeeping and security departments, restaurant operations in a hotel setting, the fundamentals of effective HRM in hospitality, the importance of customer feedback and many more besides.

Study in you own time and from any location worldwide, with expert tutor support available on-demand.  Enrol online, or contact the admissions team at CPD Courses anytime to learn more.

Course Syllabus

This advanced Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality takes place over a series of 15 in-depth modules, as outlined below:

Module 1 - Introduction to Hotel Management

Candidates are familiarised with the fundamentals of the hospitality industry in the first module, which examines the purpose, characteristics and scope of the sector.  An overview of the various major departments in a hotel setting are also discussed, alongside career prospects for qualified, capable and committed candidates.

Module 2 - Managing Front Office Operations

The importance of effective and efficient front desk management is discussed in the second module, which also provides an overview of key front office operations.  Examples of which include making and managing reservations, generating and using occupancy reports, handling front office accountancy tasks and more.

Module 3 - Housekeeping, Engineering & Security Operations

Course content then shifts focus to several other key hotel departments, incorporating an overview of housekeeping, security and engineering responsibilities.  Guidelines for effective departmental organization are provided, along with how covering tasks like security in-house can be advantageous over outsourcing.

Module 4 - Managing Food and Beverage Operations

Restaurant and bar operations in a hotel setting are discussed in detail in the fourth module, highlighting the importance of effective and efficient F&B management.  Course content covers market research and the establishment of consumer needs, how to create appropriate menus for specific target audiences and the benefits of computerised F&B management systems.

Module 5 - Recruitment and Selection

Learners then consider how strategic recruitment and selection can make or break any hospitality business.  The process of finding, attracting and securing quality candidates for every available role is broken down and discussed, alongside tips and guidelines for performing selection interviews and how to conduct induction programmes for new employees.

Module 6 - Training and Development

In the sixth module, the importance of providing ongoing training and development opportunities for all members of the workforce is discussed.  Course content covers the identification of training needs, the business-wide benefits of proactive workforce training, tips for more effective training programme administration and a breakdown of the steps in the training process.

Module 7 - Human Resources Management

An overview of key HR management concepts in a hospitality setting follows in Module Seven, outlining the primary roles and functions of HRM personnel.  The contribution quality HR management makes to the establishment and maintenance of a motivated and high-performing workforce is discussed.

Module 8 - Dealing with Difficult People

The inevitability of encountering difficult people and challenging situations on a regular basis in hospitality is discussed in the eighth module.  The benefits of defusing difficult situations in an appropriate professional manner are discussed, along with how communication holds the key to successful conflict resolution.

Module 9 - Transport Management

A broader look at transport management from a hospitality perspective follows in Module Nine, highlighting how changes in transportation and evolving transport principles are impacting the industry. The environmental implications of different forms of travel are also discussed.

Module 10 – The Importance of Customer Feedback

The process of gathering and working with customer feedback is discussed in Module 10, emphasizing the importance of proactively encouraging both negative and positive feedback.  Guidelines for accurately measuring customer loyalty are also provided, along with the extent to which complaints can be both constructive and beneficial.

Module 11 - Importance of Effective Communication

Candidates then consider the extent to which communication plays a pivotal role at the heart of every successful hospitality business.  The process of developing and implementing a communication strategy is detailed and discussed, along with how to communicate with external customers in a more engaging and impactful way.

Module 12 - Quality Management

Essential quality control principles for hospitality businesses are examined in Module 12, in which learners are introduced to the ‘Five Dimensions of Service’. Grading bands (Star Ratings) and conditions that must be met to achieve standardised accolades are discussed, along with quality assurance and statutory obligations in hotel management.

Module 13 - Marketing and Advertising

A crash-course introduction to hospitality marketing and advertising follows in Module 13, guiding candidates through the process of developing and implementing an effective marketing plan. The hotel as a product is also considered, along with primary and secondary levels of demand as a key marketing and advertising consideration.

Module 14 - Managing Interdepartmental Communications

The hotel’s reliance on good interdepartmental communications is examined in Module 14, in which learners consider the interdependence of each department on every other department.  Bringing the various hotel departments together to create one seamless, high-performance retail product is are discussed.

Module 15 - Accounting in Hospitality

Bringing the course to a close, Module 15 outlines some of the most important accountancy responsibilities in a hotel setting.  Course content covers the basic principles of hotel accounting, primary front office accountancy tasks, the types of folios used in hotels and an introduction to profit and loss accounts.

Career Path

This advanced Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality is suitable for newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike.  Whether pursuing promotion or considering a career change, an endorsed Hospitality Certificate on your CPD profile could make all the difference.  Typical job titles in the field of hotel management include General Manager, Deputy Manager, Department Manager, Front Desk Manager, F&B Manager, Housekeeping Manager, Accounts Manager and many more besides. All with salaries starting from around £20,000 or more.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Newcomers exploring hospitality for the first time
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Existing hospitality managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Anyone who runs a hospitality business
  • Prospective entrepreneurs considering new business establishment
  • Jobseekers working on their employment prospects

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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Level Level 6
Duration 350 Hours
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