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Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, Advanced Diploma, AAS College


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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
Advanced DiplomaFull-time2 - 3 yearsOctober, FebruaryEUR 5500 per yearEUR 6000 per year

About Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, Advanced Diploma - at AAS College

Engage and be challenged to become creative, entrepreneurial, and a critically informed dynamic graduate who can excel in your chosen field of work within hospitality business management.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management and AAS College develop the management, supervisory and interpersonal skills required for employment in the hospitality industry. It covers management of accommodation, accounting, human resource management, management of hospitality organizations, and management of food and beverage operations. Students will also gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the industry, and its influence on the economy, skills and knowledge that employers need. Set in a global context, the SQA Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management provides students with an understanding of accommodation servicing, food and beverage operations, and hospitality.

This course will provide graduates with a wide range of opportunities to work in excellent hotels, country clubs, theme parks, leisure centres, exhibition venues and catering services.


The SQA Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management award has a range of aims relating to academic and vocational progression. These are: Developing skills such as:

  • planning and analysis 
  • problem-solving
  • study and research
  • critical and evaluative thinking
  • the ability to be flexible
  • to work co-operatively with others

 Gaining an understanding of:

  • the structure and organization of the industry
  • the influence of the industry on the economy

 Developing knowledge and skills in the main operational areas, such as:

  • food and beverage
  • service styles and techniques
  • food hygiene and control systems

Learning activities

Lectures, Tutorials, Study packs, Problem-based scenarios, Case studies, Group/team work, Online materials, IT based teaching materials, Projects, Quizzes, Research and presentation, of findings to fellow students, Role play, Short-response questions, multiple choice questions, Create questions for other students (with answers), etc.


Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are able to move into a wide variety of areas within the hospitality industry and pursue a career in:

  • Hotel management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Food services management
  • Resort and property management
  • Travel services

DIPLOMA TO DEGREE - A Pathway to University and Further Study

SQA Advanced Qualifications do not just qualify for career development they can also enable advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities and Higher Education Institutions across the world.

Learners can study in their own country before progressing onto universities in their own country, region or abroad to complete a degree, entering directly into third year. This option can be a cost effective route to studying abroad and achieving a degree at an international Higher Education Institution.

We make this journey as smooth as possible through our Diploma to Degree programme. SQA has collaborated and set up articulation agreements with a number of highly regarded international institutions in countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand covering various progression models including online delivery.

These institutions recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.


Programme at a glance

SQA Advanced Diplomas are made up of 240 SCQF credit points, at SCQF level 8, and usually take two years to complete


  • Accommodation Servicing
  • Business Accounting
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Food Hygiene Intermediate
  • Hospitality Financial and Control Systems
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures 1
  • Hospitality Front Office Procedures 2
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Information Technology: Applications Software 1
  • Managing Hospitality Organisations 2
  • Work Placement1
  • Hospitality Management: Graded Unit 1


  • Accommodation Management
  • Gastronomy
  • Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality
  • Human Resource Management Practice
  • Kitchen Planning and Design
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Hospitality Management: Graded Unit 2

Notes about fees for this course

AAS Guide:

Online Application:

*scholarships available

Entry requirements


Diploma and transcript from your high school

Evidence of your ability in English language           


AAS Application Form completed

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