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Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies Discipline

Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management

Programme code HT114001

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
IVE (Haking Wong)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
  5. Students enrolling in this programme are required to pass a medical examination for food handler at student's own expense.
  6. Students are also required to purchase the designated uniforms.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme focuses on both theory and practical training. Through simulated working environments and industrial attachment, students can acquire relevant technical competence and professional knowledge of the industry.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can start their careers at entry level in the hotel and catering industry. After accumulating further operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle management positions, such as Front Office Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Reservations Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Banquet Sales and Service Manager, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of VTC, or the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the overseas universities in collaboration with the SHAPE :
  1. BA (Hons) in Hotel Operations Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  3. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
Professional Recognition
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) of UK and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.