Where will this course lead?

Upon completion of a Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Business, students may choose to enter the workforce in entry-level positions within the hospitality industry or pursue further education, such as a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or a related field. Additionally, the diploma can be a stepping stone for those who wish to specialise in specific areas of hospitality through more advanced studies or gain practical experience in the field.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry: Understanding the scope and diversity of the hospitality sector, including hotels, restaurants, travel, and tourism
  • Customer Service: Emphasizing the importance of customer satisfaction and effective communication in the hospitality business.
  • Basic Business Skills: Introduction to fundamental business concepts, financial management, and marketing relevant to the hospitality industry.
  • Food and Beverage Management: Basics of food and beverage operations, including menu planning, catering, and restaurant management.
  • Accommodation Management: Introduction to hotel operations, housekeeping, front office management, and reservations.
  • Event Management: An overview of planning and organizing events, conferences, and other hospitality-related functions.
  • Tourism and Travel: Understanding the tourism industry, travel agencies, and destination management.
  • Legal and Ethical Issues: Introduction to legal and ethical considerations in the hospitality business, including regulations and compliance.
  • Practical Training: Some programs may include hands-on training or internships to provide real-world experience in a hospitality setting.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is classroom based and is a 2-year part time course.

What qualifications will I get?

Foundation Diploma in Hospitality Business

How will I be assessed?

A series of practical and written assessments, including assignments and the opportunity to complete work experience.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of a Level 2 qualification in the hospitality sector

GCSE maths and English at grade 4 (C) of above

Preferably previous experience in the hospitality sector

What else do I need to know?

*The courses is free if you meet eligibility criteria.

What can I do after this course?

Employment in the Hospitality sector

A bachelor's degree in hospitality management or a related field.


Blossomfield Campus

Start Date



Tuesday, Wednesday



Course Fee


Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

Foundation Diploma in Hospitality & Business

What’s Involved?

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?


Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.