Foundation Degree (FdA) in Travel and Tourism Management

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The course is open to anyone interested in, or currently working in the travel and tourism industry, whose career progression would be enhanced by undertaking study at this level.  It provides the opportunity to link management theory to actual practice and reflect on opportunities for improvement in both personal and business practice.  The course starts with a meeting engaging all prospective students and their employer mentors to agree on the scope of work that will be undertaken during each year.

Our programmes are always highly relevant to current industrial practice through regular staff industry up-dating, current 'live' case studies, visiting speakers from industry and so on.  Our graduates are highly attractive to employers and quickly find appropriate, rewarding jobs.  The Hotel School has an international reputation for excellence and has been recognised as a Centre of Vocational Excellence (COVE) since 2002.  It is, however, small enough in terms of student numbers to offer a supportive learning environment where students are able to develop close working relationships with staff.

Course Code: 
Course Length: 
2years Full Time ,3 years Part Time
Entry Requirements: 

A GNVQ Advanced; AVCE; A Levels; NVQ Level 3; UCAS tariff - 80 points (but 120 is normal); completion of a course over the 2 years at Level 3; or Access courses.  Plus GCSE's in Maths and English or other appropriate awards at grades A-C.

The standard academic entry qualification is 80 UCAS points excluding Key Skills.  All applicants may be required to undertake certain diagnostic tests in Literacy and Application of Number.  Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to show an IELT score of at least 6.0.


All modules have at least one major piece of course work and some seminar work.  Some modules also have timed exercises/exams which are often 'open book'.  You will normally need to achieve a mark of 40% or more in all areas of assessment to gain the module's credits.

Academic Progression: 

This qualification provides progression to a one year  BA (Hons) Hospitality,Tourism & Leisure Management programme.

Career Progression: 

We expect that students will progress in their employment both during and after the course.

Full Description: 

The course is designed to:

  • Provide a programme of study that is specific to your industry/business, enhancing your personal development, employability and effectiveness
  • Offer a flexible approach to study, built on partnership and the needs of current and future business practice
  • Develop vocationally-orientated knowledge of business management, together with a range of transferable skills
  • Enable many to study in higher education and build a sound basis for lifelong learning, and also provide a route for more advanced study if appropriate.

Students will normally be expected to attend College for 2days a week over the two 15 week academic semesters p.a.

Core Modules

  • The Travel and Tourism Work Sector
  • Skills for Work 1&2
  • Higher Learning Skills
  • Advanced Higher Learning and Research Skills

Generic Management Modules:

  • Principles and Functions of Management
  • Recruitment, Selection & Training in the Service Sector
  • Marketing Communications
  • Small Business Enterprise and Finance

Pathway Specific Modules:

  • Elements of Package Travel
  • Tourist Destinations or Countryside and the Environment
  • Hospitality in Tourism
  • Planning for Travel and Tourism
  • Visitor Attraction and Heritage Management

Methods of Teaching and Learning:

A mix of workshops, lectures, tutorials and self-directed study, again with an emphasis on business practice.

Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates.

Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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