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FdA Tourism and Hospitality Management (Full-Time) - 2024 Entry

  • Lecturers have extensive industry experience in a range of hospitality and tourism fields.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes resulting in individualized lecturer support and guidance.
  • Undertake work placements in the industry to enhance your CV and knowledge.
  • The foundation degree will provide a platform for entry into a range of tourism, hospitality or events fields such as tour operators, travel agents, cabin crew, hospitality managers and event co-ordinators.
Approved By: University of Central Lancashire Logo
UCAS Code: N800
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2024
Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirement section below.
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Programme Specification: Download Programme Specification
Programme Handbook: This will be given out at the start of the programme.
Programme
Leader:
Jen McGill
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Approved By: University of Central Lancashire Logo
UCAS Code: N800
Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2024
Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
Tuition Fee: £7,995 per year
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements section below.
Programme Specification: Download Programme Specification
Programme Handbook: This will be given out at the start of the programme
Programme
Leader:
Jen McGill
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Degree Overview

Are you looking to pursue an exciting career in tourism, hospitality or events? This two-year Foundation Degree is designed to prepare you for your next step towards achieving this!

Covering a diverse range of topics such as global hospitality organisations and tourism drivers and trends, you will experience the industry first-hand, through work placements and residentials in real-working environments.

You will also have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, focusing on management skills and developing as a professional in the industry.

Modules

YEAR 1
YEAR 2
Creativity, Enterprise and Scholarship | BM1001 | 20 Credits Contemporary Issues in Global Hospitality Industry | BM2012 | 40 Credits
Global Hospitality Organisations | BM1008 | 40 Credits
Tourism Drivers and Trends | BM2013 | 40 Credits
Professional Practice in Tourism, Hospitality and Events | BM1009 | 20 Credits Global Meetings Industry and Business Events | BM2016 | 20 Credits
Tourism Today | BM1010 | 40 Credits Destination Management Field Work | BM2014 | 20 Credits

Entry Requirements

For 2024 entry, you will need 104 to 112 UCAS Tariff points.

All applicants should hold relevant level 2 maths and English qualifications, equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above.

Those progressing from a level 3 pathway would be expected to have one or more of the following:

  • A Levels - CCC (104 - 112 UCAS points)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM
  • BTEC Diploma - D*D
  • Access to Higher Education Course - Pass (104 - 112 UCAS points)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - Pass (including 104 - 112 UCAS points from higher level subjects)
  • IELTS - 6.0 (with no component lower than 5.5)
  • GCSEs - 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English

Prior Learning and Experience

University Centre St Helens welcomes applications from mature students (aged 21+) and students from a varied range of backgrounds and experience. Offers of a place on the degree will not be based solely upon academic qualifications alone and related skills gained in the workplace will also be considered.

Additional Entry Requirements

All suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Your interview is designed to be an informal meeting and will also provide an opportunity for you to discuss and explore your career interests with the Programme Leader.

Information for International Applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

Learning Environment and Assessment

This Foundation Degree takes a hands-on-approach to learning, through theoretical and practical based sessions, workshops, group work and presentations. You will also benefit from trips and guest lecturers.

The first-year professional practice module will provide a realistic workplace setting, allowing you to apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired from the degree.

Assessment methods include practical assessments, case studies, poster presentations, work placements, reflective writing, personal development planning, exams, written assignments and a research seminar/conference presentation.

Tuition Fees

For 2024 entry, tuition fees for full-time are £7,995 per year.

Additional Costs

Course-Related Travel (Placements/Work Experience/Voluntary/Site Visits Variable depending on the distance travelled and the method of transportation.
Materials and Printing Core texts, journals and reading lists should generally be available in the St Helens Town Centre Campus Library or University of Central Lancashire. However, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Equipment Students will provide their own day-to-day stationery items e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks. Students will have access to computers and Microsoft Office 365 package at University Centre St Helens, however, you may wish to purchase your own laptop.
Trips Students are required to undertake a formal work placement whilst on the Foundation Degree. Dependant on the nature of the placement, a DBS check may be required. Approximate cost is £44.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of tuition fees, which means you don't have to pay anything upfront and there's nothing to pay back until you're qualified and earning over £481 a week, £2,083 a month or £25,000 a year. You may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. Visit our finance support page for more information.

Study Enhancement Gift

All new, first year (level 4), full-time undergraduates studying a qualifying Foundation Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Higher National Diploma at University Centre St Helens, will receive a non-repayable Study Enhancement Gift up to the value of £400. This could be a specific gift, such as a laptop, or subject specific equipment, extra qualifications or trips and visits.

For more information, visit our study enhancement gift page.

Careers and Progression

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This Foundation Degree is intended for those who are interested in pursuing a career in tourism, hospitality or events with the goal of progressing into a management position including:

  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Agent
  • Cabin Crew
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Event Co-ordinator

Apply Now

Apply online through UCAS using institution code S51 and course code N800.

Would you like to speak to someone before making your decision?

Call 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our team will be more than happy to help.

Ref: Jen McGill

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