“BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Culinary Arts Management” is the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework’s Level 5 Professional Qualification, specializing in culinary arts and kitchen management.
The qualification allows you to hold the following positions – chef, restaurant manager, bar manager, food and beverage manager in a hotel, purchasing manager in a catering company.
The program was developed in the United Kingdom in 2017, allowing you to get the contemporary education of a future chef or cook technologist, who wants to develop the ability to create excellent food and be a good manager of a catering company.
Acquisition of the program will take 2 years or 4 semesters, during which 240 British credit points must be collected (equal to 120 ECTS).
As part of the study process, students receive a set of assignments, which are completed individually or in groups, at the end submitting various types of work – reports, presentations, photo or video reports on practical tasks, etc. These assignments form each student’s individual portfolio, proving the expected learning outcomes. Student assessment is performed by both the subject assessor and an independent external verifier from the United Kingdom. At the end of the program, a research project in the field of catering should be developed.
Within the framework of the program, students undertake internships in high-level national or foreign hotels and restaurants – Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, etc. During internships abroad, students receive a monthly stipend (lodging and boarding expenses are covered by the employer).
BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in CULINARY ARTS MANAGEMENT, code 603/2278/0 (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Qualification), is accredited in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until 31.08.2026. BTEC diploma is awarded by Pearson Education Ltd, the largest examination body in the UK and the world, which develops academic (Edexcel) and vocational (BTEC, LCCI) curricula and tests the knowledge and skills acquired through them at more than 25,000 educational establishments in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. At the end of the program, a research project in the hospitality sector should be developed.
The advantage of the BTEC program is the possibility to receive a certificate of education even if you don’t fully complete the program. By earning 120 BTEC credit points (possible within 1 year), students can obtain the “BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hospitality Management”.
The acquired knowledge and education allows graduates to build international careers in such positions – chef, restaurant manager, bar manager, food and beverage manager in a hotel, purchasing manager in a catering company, as well as to develop their own restaurant businesses.
Italian Hospitality School has a developed network of partner universities, which provide graduates of BTEC programs with the opportunity to continue their studies at leading universities in the UK and Switzerland, entering immediately in the third (last) year of the bachelor’s program.
It is also possible to be admitted to other universities directly or using the Degree Course Finder database (if necessary, ask our student service staff how to use it correctly).