Awarded by Pearson Education (UK)

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Pearson Education (Pearson) is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and training to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Pearson’s vocational qualifications include BTECs, which are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide as work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. BTECs provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF) is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for progression to an undergraduate degree. Such qualification may be accepted by overseas universities with advanced credit standing when applying for degree courses. The acceptance is dependent on universities and is on case-by-case basis.

Upon successful completion of the course and Industrial Attachment, students will be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF) by Pearson Education, UK. Students will have an advanced standing into the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Hospitality Management, year 3 programme of the University of Chester, UK, subject to the approval of the university.

DIMENSIONS International College is a BTEC Approved Centre for the above program.

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  • To provide students with an understanding of the complexity of the tourism and hospitality industry, multidisciplinary skills and the ability to successfully manage a resort complex.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills necessary for positions within the IR projects.
  • To create awareness in regards to the demanding nature of the service industry.
  • To equip students with sufficient knowledge & techniques in order to enable them to assist decision makers in hospitality industry.

Designed for

  • Aspiring hospitality students
  • Students who desire to pursue bachelor degree
  • Working adults with similar work experience who are looking for an upgrade

Course Structure

This programme consists of 16 modules with sequence set by the Scheme of Work.

The programme consists of two components:

  • Theory and practical class lessons conducted at DIMENSIONS International College (14 months).
  • Industrial Attachment (IA)*, students will be trained at hotels, resorts, country clubs or restaurants and write a project report (6 months).

*Students must satisfy the following pre-qualifying requirements prior to school’s arrangement for their IA posting:

A) Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of IA posting
B) Complete and pass the practical and theory assessments of your Course
C) Achieve at least 90% attendance rate
D) Pass the Interview Screening Test comprising of:

  • Technical Test
  • Performance Test


IA posting is not guaranteed and will be subjected to approval of relevant passes by Ministry of Manpower (MOM). No further IA posting will be arranged if a student withdraws or is terminated from the IA centre.

Course Outline

  • Outline for The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
  • Outline for Finance in the Hospitality Industry
  • Outline for Customer Service
  • Outline for Research Project
  • Outline for Food and Beverage Operations Management
  • Outline for Rooms Division Operations Management
  • Outline for The Developing Manager
  • Outline for Hospitality Operations Management
  • Outline for Small Business Enterprise
  • Outline for Hospitality Contract and Event Management
  • Outline for Marketing in Hospitality
  • Outline for Quality Management in Business
  • Outline for Facilities Operations and Management
  • Outline for External Business Environment
  • Outline for Human Resource Management for Service Industries
  • Outline for Work-based Experience

Scope of Study

Theory and practical lesson on Hospitality Management

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

Commencement Date/Intakes

To view dates of intakes for January to December 2015 , please click here.

DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy)

*In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Registration Fee for Overseas Institute / Pearson Education



4. Administrative Fee



5. Examination Fee



6. Course Material



7. Medical Check-Up Fee



8. International Student Management Fee



9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



7% GST






Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass



2. Renewal of Student’s Pass



3. Additional Book Fee Per Book



4. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module



5. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter



6. Late Payment Fee



7. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery



8. Re-enrolment Fee



9. Course Deferment Fee



10. Graduation Ceremony Fee


Subject to University/DIMENSIONS’s prevailing charges

11. Re-assessment Fee Per Module (HND)



12. Re-take Fee Per Module (HND)



Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: DIMENSIONS shall provide all students aged 7 and above the required medical insurance coverage on hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration. A Singapore Citizen/PR or a non- student’s pass international student who is protected by his/her own medical insurance coverage in Singapore can opt out from the medical insurance scheme with a proof of valid Medical Insurance Plan given to DIMENSIONS.
Note 3: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 4: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 5: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective 5th September 2014 and valid till 31st December 2015. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make amendment to the course fees without prior notice as and when it deem necessary.

Payment Mode

For more information on Payment Mode, please click here.

For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.

For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


14 months Institutional Training and 6 months Industrial Attachment (IA)
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 28 months of Institutional Training

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students can look forward to servicing in these industries:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Restaurants
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Suppliers of Hospitality Industries
  • Service Industy


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 17 years old.

Academic Level: GCE N-Level or GCE O-Level or GCE A-Level or Level 3 Diploma or its equivalent.

English Proficiency: At least IELTS 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS.

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:
9.30am-12.30pm and/or 1.45pm-4.45pm

3 contact hours per session, 5 sessions per week
(Total: 15 contact hours per week)

Examination Period

1-2 assignments and projects for each module at end of semester

*Students(both International and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations

Assessment Methods

100% assignments/projects for 16 modules.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction (D): A “Distinction” is achieved by meeting “Pass” and “Merit” requirement and fulfilling all distinction characteristics as defined in the grade descriptor.

Merit (M): A “Merit” grade is achieved by meeting “Pass” requirement and fulfilling all merit grade characteristics as defined in the Grade Descriptor.

Pass (P): A “Pass” grade is achieved by meeting all outcomes & associated criteria as defined in the assessment criteria.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF) awarded by Pearson Education (UK)

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assignments and projects

Teachers Qualifications

  • All teachers are registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE). All teachers have the required qualifications with 5 years of experience or higher level of qualifications. Please refer to faculty member lists in the website for the detailed qualifications of teachers.
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
    Note: The number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity.

Note 1: This course will be conducted at the premises of DIMENSIONS International College.
Note 2: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 4: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.