*Higher Diploma in Hospitality (Hotel Operations)

Key Features

  • Equipping students with professional knowledge and practical skills in hotel operations

  • Offering a minimum of 300-hour summer internship at hotels and hospitality-related organizations

  • Developing industrial connections through company visits and talks by hospitality professionals

Programme Objectives

  • Provides specialised study in hotel operations and related disciplines

  • Improves students’ communication, interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Develops attitudes and values as well as acquires knowledge and skills vital for work in the hospitality industry

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills required in the hotel industry so as to enhance their employability;
  • develop independent thinking and learning skills which enable them to further their studies;
  • ​improve their overall communication, interpersonal and customer service skills; and
  • develop a sense of responsibility, professional attitude and ethics, and the value of interpersonal relationship.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Hospitality

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (39 Credits)

  • Introduction to Tourism Industry

  • Geography for Travel and Tourism

  • Introduction to Hotel Operations

  • Housekeeping Management

  • Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

  • Customer Service Skills and Management

  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality

  • Managing Front Office Operations

  • International Cultural Issues

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Banquet Planning

  • Hospitality Facilities Management

  • Internship Training (Tourism and Hospitality)*

*Subject to approval

「2+1」Articulation Pathway

Earn a UK Degree in 3 years
Students who are admitted to Business or Tourism related programmes offered by CCLU/LIFE will be given a “conditional offer” from the University of Stirling. Upon graduation#, students can articulate to the 1-year Top-up Degree programmes offered by University of Stirling in collaboration with LIFE, including  
University of Stirling
  • One of world's top 400 universities (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • 2nd in Scotland and 4th in the UK (The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, 2016)
  • 384th in the World (QS World University Ranking 2015/16)
For details regarding University of Stirling, please click here.

#Students are required to meet the corresponding admission requirements. LIFE reserves the right in making the final decision to admit students to the top-up degree programmes offered by LIFE in collaboration with the University of Stirling.

The top-up degree programmes are exempted courses governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of HKSAR. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers torecognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Articulation Prospects

Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered at the Lingnan University campus by LIFE in collaboration with overseas universities:

*This is an exempted course governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead. ​

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Tourism Management, Tourism College, Huaqiao University

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Tourism Management, Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with School of Continuing and Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Tourism Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Partner


     Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

Internship Partner

  • Hong Kong Hotel Association
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Career Prospects

  • Airlines

  • Banquet Sales

  • Catering Services

  • Concierge

  • Customer Services

  • Event Planning

  • Hotels and Resorts

  • Travel Agencies

  • Visitor Information Centres


  • The programme offers an option of a minimum of 300-hour summer internship at hotels and hospitality-related organizations.

Teaching and Learning Support


Link: http://life.ln.edu.hk/upload/cclu/files/Internship%202017_HD%20in%20Hospitality(3).wmv

Internship Graduation Cocktail at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

A Graduation Cocktail for our Year 1 students of Higher Diploma in Hospitality (Hotel Operations) was held successfully on 31 August 2017 to celebrate the completion of their Internship Programme at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. 
Dr. Raymond Ng, Director of Lingnan Institute of Further Education, and Mr. Wilson Lee, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, were invited to deliver the opening remarks.  They appreciated the efforts of our students in this Internship Programme and encouraged them to develop themselves so as to contribute to hospitality industry.
Mr. Wilson Lee presented the Certificate of Completion to each student.  All of the guests and students enjoyed the delicious buffet which was prepared by Mr. Hongman Cheung, the Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin.

Career Talk by Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

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A career talk by Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin was arranged.






嶺大高級文憑生 迪士尼實習增自信

嶺南「2+1」升學階梯 3年取英國大學學位


嶺南大學持續進修學院 University of Stirling合辦 體驗英式學習 一年制銜接學士課程


The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Business Faculty Members Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing



  • 2017年款待業(酒店實務)高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學持續進修學院與 University of Stirling合辦的管理學(榮譽)理學士一年級


  • 2016年款待業(酒店實務)高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學專業進修學院款待業管理(榮譽)文學士課程一年級


  • 2016年款待業(酒店實務)高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學專業進修學院款待業管理(榮譽)文學士課程一年級