Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations Management


36 months (5–10 hours per week. Each module is offered over a ten week period.)


R 29 300 per year. Talk to us about a discount for full and upfront payment.


Graduates receive the International Hotel School Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations Management (SAQA ID No: 94805, HEQF Level 6) with an AHLEI award for each module completed.

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate with admission to study Diploma, or equivalent


The hospitality industry makes a significant contribution to the national and global economy. Food and beverage establishments, which fall under the umbrella of the hospitality industry, have enjoyed increased exposure and success over the last few decades. This has lead to an increased demand for skilled and knowledgeable staff to work and manage an array of business models. From hotel restaurants, bars and coffee shops, to food trucks, diners, drive-through’s and pop-up restaurants. Working at a food and beverage establishment requires innovation, dedication and discipline.

Competent managerial staff who have operational experience and skill and the knowledge to manage food and beverage establishments, are in-demand globally. Students achieving this qualification, have the skills and experience, to work in food and beverage establishments and have the knowledge and confidence to manage such operations, and establishments.

Delivered as a distance learning programme, qualifying learners, will through a combination of academic and work-integrated learning, acquire the necessary competencies required to fulfil roles in lower- or middle-management positions within the food and beverage industry.

Topics covered

Students are required to complete the following compulsory modules:

  • An Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Managing Procurement in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Management I and II
  • Food Safety Management I
  • Food and Beverage Management I, II and III
  • Financial Management I and II
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Training and Development for the Hospitality Industry
  • Work-Integrated Learning I, II and III


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