Students will consider how resources are organised and managed within the sector, using technology and building financial and analytical skills to support commercial decisionmaking and planning. In addition, employer-driven events and contacts offer significant professional development opportunities as well as having a demonstrable impact on students’ future hospitality careers.
The programme’s emphasis is on equipping students with the ability, skills and knowledge to successfully develop their hospitality skills to create opportunities for career progression or to start their own business.
The Foundation Degree is designed to enable students to progress to the BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management Top Up at Westminster Kingsway University.
This intensive version of our FdA Hospitality Management is taught as an intensive two year course for one day per week.
Our teachers are currently planning for the safest ways to deliver this course from September. We have been delivering all of our courses completely online since the outbreak of Coronavirus in March 2020, and we are fully equipped to continue this for as long as is necessary. We hope to be able to deliver the course in a mixed format – blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We hope to be able to tell you about how much of this course will be delivered online and how much will be face-to-face in our college buildings, in July.
Students are required to study six mandatory 20-credit modules in Year 1 and six 20-credit modules in Year 2 (4 mandatory modules and 2 modules chosen from a range of options) - totalling 240 credits. Students are required to pass all Year 1 modules before progressing to Year 2. All Year 2 modules must be achieved to pass the qualification.
Year 1 (Level 4) mandatory modules:
Year 2 (Level 5) mandatory modules
Year 2 (Level 5) optional modules of which 2 will be chosen:
Students are encouraged to attend a Residential Field Trip to a European destination during the programme. They are encouraged to embrace this as a networking and cultural enrichment activity. These trips are not compulsory and are offered at a heavily discounted price (approx. £50) due to the considerable value they add to the learning experience.
Students are also encouraged to enter national and international competitions and guest speakers are regularly invited to share industry best practice as part of individual modules.
Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020
If you are 20 or younger at the start of the course, you will need:
If you are 21 or older at the start of the course, you do not have to satisfy the same certificated qualifications entry criteria as college and school leavers. You will be able to discuss your application during an interview and will normally be expected to have:
If you have have significant professional or other qualifications and appropriate work experience you may be considered and are encouraged to apply, as are those wishing to formalise their experience, or update skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition, evidence of personal skills and qualities through your personal statement and references will be considered.
Due to the intensive nature of the day release study mode, work-based learning is a key component. Applicants will be expected to continue to be employed in an appropriate work setting for the duration of the Foundation Degree.
Assessment methods may include:
This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University London and you will receive a Middlesex University London award upon successful completion.
£4,690 per year
In addition to the annual tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme including:
Upon successful completion of this course, you can:
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