FdA Tourism Management

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Tourism Management - FdA
Code N832
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 5
Course type Full Time

Overview

This fast growing tourism industry is eager to employ qualified individuals that can demonstrate a capacity for management. This Foundation Degree has been developed through consultation with local, national and international employers and has been specifically designed with the needs of the local and national tourism industry in mind. The programme focuses on developing practical skills that will enable students to achieve both career goals and personal goals in particular the opportunity to progress to the BA Tourism and Business Management Top Up degree at UCG.

More information about the courses are on the website https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=Business

Applications for this Foundation Degree can be made via UCAS -  https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/a01703ca-2ec3-fed9-f65a-bf9d1637dcc9?academicYearId=2021




Details

The aims of the programme are to enable the students to enter the dynamic tourism industry, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, at management level. The team have looked at the major issues and changes that have impacted upon the tourism industry, especially within the UK but at an international level as well. We have developed close links with the North East Lincolnshire Council’s tourism and events team, and this is reflected within the development of the programme, along with many tourism-based organisations locally and internationally. However, the issues and changes affecting the local resort of Cleethorpes and the rural environment are replicated across the tourism industry both in the UK and abroad. These links will be utilised through guest lectures and other opportunities locally.

Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.

In this programme students will develop the skills that future tourism managers will need to develop their own businesses or organisations that they work for including digital-marketing, financial management, tourism planning and regeneration seaside, coastal and rural tourism management special interest tourism and how this relates to the modern tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally.


How will it be delivered?

The assessment is a mixture of practical and academic work which includes individual or group reports, essays or individual or group presentations amongst other methods.

In this programme students will develop the skills that future tourism managers will need to develop their own businesses or organisations that they work for including digital-marketing, financial management, tourism planning and regeneration seaside, coastal and rural tourism management special interest tourism and how this relates to the modern tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Throughout the teaching the emphasis will be made on context and application of theory to practice in a tourism and business management environment. In the learning and teaching approach we will utilise the tourism teams experience and contacts throughout the tourism industry both locally and internationally in the public and private sectors. The students will have the opportunity of producing ‘real life’ projects to benefit tourism in our locality which will hopefully be used by the local tourism industry. The opportunity for this is in both the Management of the Tourism Environment module; and Event Based Tourism module.

Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.

Entry requirements

A standard offer for entry onto the Foundation degree is 80 UCAS points at A’ Level or Level 3 equivalent.

An interview will be required for those with non-comparable tourism/event led qualifications. The Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an essay (1,500 words) which is assessed and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Your next steps...

Employability skills are embedded in the delivery, especially when considering the specific modules which develop both relevant tourism management skills along with general business management and marketing skills. This builds upon the work experience that the students already have having come on to the programme via the relevant foundation degree.

Graduates from this programme normally go into lower level managerial positions within the wider tourism industry both locally and nationally or progress onto the Ba Tourism and Business Top Up at UCG. However, many students gain employment within the general business sector local, nationally or internationally. We have had previous students who have worked within airline management locally at Humberside Airport, some who have entered hotel management nationally and internationally. We have had previous students who have become resort managers or gone into the events industry.