Diploma in Hospitality Management (e-Learning)

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The Diploma is designed to meet the following aims:

  • To provide an educational foundation for a range of entry level careers in hospitality;
  • To provide fundamental studies directly relevant to vocations and professions in the hospitality sector;
  • To enable students to make an immediate contribution in entry level employment in the hospitality sector;
  • To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation for career development and progression to further studies;
  • To develop students’ ability in hospitality services through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme;
  • To develop a range of competency skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitude essential for successful performance in working life.
Course Structure

The Diploma course comprises seven (7) subject units which are determined by the college from the following list:

This unit enables learners to examine the current nature of hospitality industry, trends and development.

This unit is aimed at pre-intermediate level students. The main focus will be on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as grammar and vocabulary-building.

This unit enables learners to gain understanding of customer service policies and the purpose of promoting a customer-focused culture and to gain skills to provide customer service.

This unit provides learners with the framework of the front office organisation and its operations. It aims to enable learners to understand the integration of staff and tasks related to front office operations.

This unit enables learners to examine concepts of housekeeping management in the hospitality industry. One of the principle goals of housekeeping is to serve the needs of guests by providing appropriate care for their accommodations and for other areas in the lodging property.

This unit introduces learners to understand the concepts of service marketing, pricing of services and gain the skills in developing communication mix.

This unit aims to develop learners’ ability of assimilating the knowledge and skills gained from various subjects pursued by carrying out a project.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Be able to  apply knowledge gained in the hospitality industry
  • Understand fundamental service concepts such as customer satisfaction, service quality and customer service skills
  • Understand fundamental operational concepts of selected areas in the hospitality industry
  • Demonstrate competent skills to support the operations of selected areas in the hospitality industry
  • Demonstrate competent skills in communication, problem solving, decision making and professional development
Admission Criteria

Academic Requirement

  • GCE ‘O’ level – 3 Grade C6
  • Grade 10
  • SPM – 3 passes
  • ITE-Nitec
  • Chinese Senior High School Year 1

English Entry Requirement

Students with equivalent foreign qualifications may be admitted provided they are proficient in the English Language, and possess

  1. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent qualifications OR
  2. a Pass in English Placement Test determined by the College


Those who fail the English Placement Test will be required to attend an English course conducted by college to achieve a Lower Intermediate level.

Course Information

Course Length:


Total Duration:8 months (full-time)
Total Course Hours:480 hours for subject 


Candidates who successfully complete all 7 units of this programme will be awarded the Diploma by Beacon International College. This certification allows direct entry into the internationally recognized BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes awarded by Pearson Education (UK).

Certificate of Merit Award

A student who has successfully completed a diploma course may be awarded a Certificate of Merit, provided that the following criteria are fulfilled:

  1. At least one (1) subject unit with a Distinction grade AND
  2. At least a merit grade using an average mark of the total subject marks in the course


Top student award

A student awarded the Certificate of Merit and has the highest total marks in the intake may be considered for the Top Student Award.

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Tutorial – 1:40

Lecture – 1:72

Course Details

Teaching Approach and Methods

The teaching approaches and methods adopted will be according to the requirement of the learning outcomes of each unit. These may include:

  • Brainstorming
  • Debates
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Field Trips
  • Case Studies
  • Role Play and
  • Simulation



In-course assessments will be conducted. In-course assessments may include quizzes, class tests, class participation in question and answer sessions, oral presentation, unit assignments including assigning reports and demonstrations where relevant, valid and appropriate. For class test, quizzes and presentation, online sessions will be conducted following the standard online assessment guidelines.