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Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Practice

A hands-on programme combining hospitality-related practical skills with an overall understanding of the industry. The perfect qualification to approach the job market at entry-level.

Programme Overview

This Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Practice combines the practical skills elements of restaurant and bar services, housekeeping and front office operations into one programme.

Alongside these practical aspects, are the more theory-based units of Food & Beverage Operations, Rooms Division and issues that can affect Global Tourism & Hospitality markets.

Students who successfully complete this programme are eligible to progress onto the CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management to further their understanding of the industry for a managerial perspective.

Alternatively, because of the practicality of this qualification, graduates looking to kick-start their careers can look for a job in the industry upon graduating.

Syllabus Overview:

Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Practice (QAN: 603/7870/0)

Students must achieve:
  • All 10 mandatory units, providing 18 credits at level 2, 30 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 4.
Credit Value (CV): 68
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 365 Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 700
Mandatory Units
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH URN Assessment Method
RBS1 Restaurant & Bar Service 1 2 3 25 R/617/6807 one practical exam covering CSS and both RBS units, plus a single synoptic exam that assesses CSS, RBS, HK and FO units
RBS2 Restaurant & Bar Service 2 2 2 15 Y/617/6808
HK1 Housekeeping 1 2 3 25 D/617/6809 one practical exam covering CSS and both HK units, plus a single synoptic exam that assesses CSS, RBS, HK and FO units
HK2 Housekeeping 2 2 2 15 D/617/6809
REC Reception & Reservations 2 3 25 R/617/6810 one practical exam covering CSS and both FO units, plus a single synoptic exam that assesses CSS, RBS, HK and FO units
CGS Concierge & Guest Services 2 2 15 Y/617/6811
CSS Customer Service Skills 2 3 25 L/617/6806 assessed in each practical exam, and also assessed in the synoptic exam covering CSS, RBS, HK and FO units
FBO Food & Beverage Operations 3 15 80 F/504/4390 Closed book written examination
RDO Rooms Division Operations 3 15 80 L/504/4389 Closed book written examination
GTH Global Tourism & Hospitality 4 20 60 H/504/4415 Assignment
Foundation Diploma Total (10 units) 68 365