The Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation Degree will help individuals to develop technical skills and knowledge, alongside business acumen, for management careers in the hospitality, tourism and events industries. Tourism and hospitality are global industries and major contributors to national and international economic development.
Advancement for graduates in these industries can be rapid. Diverse career opportunities are available across the wide spectrum of the hospitality and tourism industry, in sectors such as conference and exhibition management, attractions management, resort management & development, destination marketing and travel services management.
Year 1 (Level 4) modules:
- Food, beverage & accommodation applications
- Hospitality & tourism business principles
- People & organisations
- The hospitality & tourism consumer
- The hospitality & tourism experience
- Tourism destinations
Year 2 (Level 5) modules:
- Human resources for hospitality managers
- International travel operations
- Marketing communications for hospitality
- Operational finance for hospitality and tourism
- Room revenue management
- Tourism investigations
- Events operations
During the course there may be additional costs; overseas residential £350, uniform and knives approximately £150.
Entry onto this programme is via one of two routes; applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study and attained a minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points or 112 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.
Applicants are also required to have Grade 4 or above in GCSE English language and maths or hold an equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and maths. Applicants may also be required to provide academic references.
To find out more about UCAS points, please visit: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/ucas-undergraduate-entry-requirements
On completion of this Foundation Degree, you can progress onto the final stage, BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management at University College Birmingham, which is accredited by the University of Birmingham. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management within hotel, resort and event management organisations.
Graduating with this degree could enable you to pursue a career in:
- Attractions management
- Conference and exhibition management
- Tour operations
- Travel consultancy
- Resort management