Business (BTEC 5) – “HOTEL SCHOOL” Viesnīcu biznesa koledža

Business (BTEC 5)

Business (BTEC 5)

Business (BTEC 5)

Study program accredited in the United Kingdom


BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is a Regulated Qualification Framework Level 5 education program developed and accredited in the UK, specializing in business management.

The qualification allows to hold the following positions – company manager, office manager, sales manager, business consultant.

The program was developed in the UK in 2016 with the aim of helping to develop the professional and personal skills necessary for successful work in an international company. As part of the training, students learn the principles of international companies and develop the ability to use the opportunities offered by the global market to increase business profits.

Subjects of the program
1st year 
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations skills
  • Finance and Accounting (Management Accounting)
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Business Law
2nd year 
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Sales Management
  • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Investment planning (Planning for Growth)
  • Statistics for Management
  • Use of ICT in business (Business IT Systems)
  • Research Project
Download the full programme specification (Pdf)

Study process and internship

Acquisition of the program will take 2,3 years or 5 semesters, during which 240 British credit points must be collected (equal to 120 ECTS or 80 Latvian credit points).

As part of the study process, students receive a set of assignments, which are completed individually or in groups, at the end submitting various types of work – reports, presentations, photo or video reports on practical tasks, etc. These assignments form each student’s individual portfolio, proving the expected learning outcomes. Student assessment is performed by both the subject assessor and an independent external verifier from the United Kingdom. At the end of the program, a research project in the field of entrepreneurship should be developed.

Tuition fees

The program tuition fee is EUR 3,500 per year for EU citizens and EUR 5,000 per year for non-EU citizens. EU citizens can pay by semester and month.

BTEC programs charge a one-time registration fee of EUR 500 for registration in the Edexcel Online system in the UK. Registration fee must be paid after the signing of the agreement. Admission to the program is free of charge.

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Program accreditation data

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in BUSINESS program, code 601/8365/2 (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Qualification), is  accredited in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until 31.08.2024.

Diploma sample:
BTEC diploma is awarded by Pearson Education Ltd, the largest examination body in the UK and the world, which develops academic (Edexcel) and vocational (BTEC, LCCI) curricula and tests the knowledge and skills acquired through them at more than 25,000 educational establishments in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. HOTEL SCHOOL Hotel Management College has been an accredited BTEC education centre since 2012. Find out more.
The advantage of the BTEC program is the possibility to receive a certificate of education even if you don’t fully complete the program. By earning 120 BTEC credit points (possible within 1 year), students can obtain the “BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business”.
In Latvia, BTEC educational programs are considered a non-formal education, because after completing BTEC programs, not Latvian state-recognized educational document, but the UK state-recognized educational document is issued.

Career and progression opportunities for graduates of the program

The acquired knowledge and education allows graduates to build international careers in management, business administration, personnel management, marketing, sales and finance, as well as to develop their own businesses.

HOTEL SCHOOL has a developed network of partner universities, which provide graduates of BTEC programs with the opportunity to continue their studies at leading universities in the UK and Switzerland, entering immediately in the third (last) year of the bachelor’s program.

It is also possible to be admitted to other universities directly or using the Degree Course Finder database (if necessary, ask our student service staff how to use it correctly).

Admission requirements

HOTEL SCHOOL examines the profile of potential students, assessing a person’s ability to master the BTEC program. To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • completed general secondary education;
  • acquired professional or vocational education in the hospitality industry;
  • work experience in the hospitality industry.

Students who have not previously completed a course of education in English must demonstrate English language proficiency at B2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​or present IELTS 5.5 certificate or equivalent.

Read the full admission rules for BTEC 5 programs.

Jūlija Pasnaka, Head of College, Chair of the Board
Jūlija Pasnaka, Head of College, Chair of the Board

HOTEL SCHOOL BTEC program graduates are being awarded the same educational document as the UK college graduates. It is no different and offers the same opportunities as to British students, including continuing their studies at the most prestigious UK universities. At the same time, HOTEL SCHOOL students save a lot of money and can start an international education in their usual environment – right here in Latvia.

Comment from

Olga Zvereva

Olga Zvereva

Chair of the College Council, Development Manager, Lecturer

"This is a contemporary business program that is very similar to an MBA course, only tailored to the college level. The program's focus on competitiveness in a global business environment will provide its graduates with truly demanded knowledge of the international job market."

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