Hospitality Management (BTEC 4)
If you would like to take first steps towards a dynamic career in hospitality, the programme BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management is just for you! Learn the basics of hotel services management in just one year. Afterwards, you may decide, whether to enter the job market immediately, or strengthen your leadership skills and continue your studies by joining our higher-level programme BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management, right away to 2nd academic year!
Units of the programme
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management takes one year to complete. During the programme, you will take these units:
- The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
- Managing the Customer Experience
- Professional Identity and Practice
- The Hospitality Business Toolkit
- Leadership and Management for Service Industries
- Managing Food and Beverage Operations
- Managing Accommodation Services
- Work Experience
Study process and internship
It will take one year or two semesters to complete the whole programme. During the course 120 British credit points must be collected (equal to 60 ECTS).
When taking a unit, students receive a set of assignments, which are completed individually or in groups, in the end submitting various types of work – reports, presentations, photo or video reports on practical tasks, etc. These assignments shape each student’s individual portfolio, proving the expected learning outcomes. Assessment of the assignments is performed by both the unit assessor and an independent external verifier from the United Kingdom.
At the end of the programme students undertake internships in high-level Latvian or foreign hotels and resorts in Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, etc. During internships abroad, students receive monthly allowance; lodging and boarding expenses are covered by the employer.
Learn more about Internships and Scholarships.
The programme tuition fee is EUR 3,000 per year for EU citizens and EUR 4,000 per year for non-EU citizens. The EU citizens may also pay every semester or by month.
BTEC programmes charge a one-time registration fee of EUR 500 for registration in the Edexcel Online system in the UK. The registration fee must be paid after signing a contract agreement. Admission to the programme is free of charge.Find out more.
Study programme accredited in the United Kingdom
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management is the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework’s Level 5 Professional Qualification in Hospitality Management.
The programme was developed in the United Kingdom in 2017. It offers students an introduction to hotel service management and provides knowledge and skills to either enter the job market right away, or continue studies at a higher level, thus developing their leadership and management skills.
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BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management, code 603/2279/2 (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Qualification), is accredited in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland until 31.08.2026.
||BTEC certificate 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.|
In Latvia, BTEC educational programmes are considered non-formal education, because upon completion of BTEC programmes, the UK state-recognized educational document is issued, not the Latvian one.
To apply, a prospective student must be at least 18 years old and should have completed education at school or vocational education institution.
A language of study is English. Students who have not previously completed a course of education in English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS or equivalent; or at B2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.Read the full admission rules for the BTEC 4 programme.
Career and study opportunities for the graduates of the programme
Graduates of BTEC programmes successfully build their careers not only in Latvia, but all around the world, because BTEC is an internationally recognized brand that guarantees high-quality education. Therefore, it is highly valued by both foreign employers and universities.
According to surveys conducted by HOTEL SCHOOL, which addressed BTEC graduates, most graduates work in hotels and similar tourist accommodation providers in the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, United Arab Emirates, the Pacific Islands and other popular tourist destinations.
The advantage of this programme is an opportunity to continue your studies by joining our higher-level programme BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management, right away for its 2nd academic year. Upon successful completion of another study year and collecting additional 120 British credit points, a student receives the UK state-recognized diploma and Level 5 professional qualification BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management.