Boston City Campus

Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management Practice

Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management Practice

H.Cert. (Hospitality Management Practice) 

SAQA ID 102040

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique higher education qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules. 

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.


Semester A

  • Computer Literacy
  • Academic Literacy
  • Hospitality Management Practice
  • Introduction to Accounting Practice

Semester B

  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Work Integrated Learning


Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW and AS2) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS2 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of a 

Formative Assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, which count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

The Summative Assessment, in the form of a final exam
or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1, which will be charged for. Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student
Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information. 


Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is two (2) semesters over a period of one (1) year, and the maximum duration is three (3) years.  


On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Distinguish between hospitality, travel and tourism
  • Demonstrate knowledge about hotel management and operations
  • Understand the applications of segmentation and marketing principals to the hospitality industry
  • Understand the impact of relationship marketing on the hospitality industry
  • Discuss the health and safety of the workplace and the supervision of food and functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hospitality organisational communication process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the law regarding the establishment of a hospitality business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial accounting and how it relates to the travel and tourism industry


National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed. Alternatively, a post school qualification may also be considered, for example, an FET/National Certificate, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 120.


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management Practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 102040, minimum 120 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.