HND in Food Preparation & Production Management

Level: MQF Level 5 

Course Duration: 2 Semesters


Course content

At Higher National Diploma Level in Food Preparation & Production, students will further enhance their area of specialisation and build further on their supervisory/ leadership skills. The course emphasises on specialised concepts, creativity and innovation within the culinary sector.


This programme of study includes:

  • Accounts
  • Introduction to E-Commerce
  • Pastry Production
  • Kitchen & Larder Production
  • Technical skills kitchen
  • Technical skills in Pastry & Baking
  • The Art of Butchery which includes external visits
  • Doing a Research Project in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Advanced Studies in Kitchen & Larder
  • Advanced Studies in Pastry & Baking
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Food safety Management
  • Digital Imagery & Compositing


Key Learning Outcomes

Maintain health and safety practices in a kitchen environment and be able to follow and carry out the necessary Hygiene & Safety procedures.

Prepare and produce dishes at the right temperature, using well-balanced ingredients and served to the exact consistency.

Implement recipe costing and Standard Operating Procedures.

Practice and offer a variety of complex and creative hot and cold dishes, desserts, ice carvings, centrepieces and baked products to include bread.

Accomplish and adheres to a sound understanding of the concept of health & safety legislations and implementation actions.

Develop innovative and creative menus, recipe costing and design and implement standard operating procedures.

Practice modern leadership approaches in a kitchen environment and implement cost effective production processes.


Entry Criteria

Successful completion of Programme 6, Part 2 – Diploma in Food Preparation & Production Operations (MQF Level 4)


Fields of Work

Hotel/Restaurant Kitchens

Commercial Kitchens

Bakeries & Confectionaries

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Bajja San Gorg  
San Giljan STJ 3300  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042,