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Guest House Management

My Distance Learning College


The very first thing you need to know about opening a successful Guest House business is that there are very few fixed rules. Opening a small tearoom restaurant is a very different matter from opening a large cordon bleu restaurant. The requirements for a fast food outlet differ vastly from those of full service establishments.

While opening a Guest House is risky, the return can be high, as they often are when you take a chance. Fortunately there are ways to increase your chances of success. The purpose of this course is to teach you the things that reduce the chances of failure, and if you learn the fundamentals, the chances of success are that much brighter.

This course covers:

  • What is a Guest House?
  • Location
  • The Basic Principles of Management
  • Guest House Marketing
  • Guest House Finances
  • Legal Aspects of Guest Houses
  • Guest House Decor and Equipment
  • Customer Service
  • Guest House Equipment
  • Guest House Aspects of Waiting at Tables
  • Food Purchasing
  • Guest House Records
  • Financial Management


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Guest House Management Diploma

Guest House Management Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Guest House Management Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9287
cost $493.00
estimated time to
complete course
120 Hours
course materials
365 Days