Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management


Program Description

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 the 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.

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The aims of the programme are to:

  1. Developing skills such as:
    • planning and analysis
    • problem-solving
    • study and research
    • critical and evaluative thinking
    • the ability to be flexible
    • to work cooperatively with others
  2. Gaining an understanding of:
    • the structure and organization of the industry
    • the influence of the industry on the economy
  3. 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/teamwork
  • Online materials
  • IT-based teaching materials
  • Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Research and presentation of findings to fellow students
  • Roleplay
  • 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.

Students can study at AAS College before progressing onto universities in their own country, region or abroad to complete a degree, entering directly into the 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.

Important Information

  • Duration: 24 months (2 years)
  • Educational Form: taught
  • Education Variants: full-time
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: 3 per academic year
  • Deadline of application: 1st June 2020 / 1st August 2020
  • Classes Start Date: 6th July 2020 / 28th September 2020
  • Tuition Fees: 5,000.00€/year
  • British Degree: Advanced Diploma
  • Award Body: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Admissions Requirements

Entry to the Programme will require:

  • High School Diploma and transcript
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • AAS Application form completed
  • Passport
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

AAS was established in 1990 and today is one of the biggest colleges in Thessaloniki. It is well-known for its high standard of education in Art & Design Studies.

AAS was established in 1990 and today is one of the biggest colleges in Thessaloniki. It is well-known for its high standard of education in Art & Design Studies. Read less