FdA Tourism Management
About This Course
The aims of the programme are to enable 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 NELC’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.
Applicants require 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 (1500 words) which is assessed and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
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
Level 4 (Certificate Stage):
- Professional Skills and Employability
- Fundamentals of the Tourism and Events Industry
- Introduction to Marketing and Customer Relations
- Global Tourism and Destination Geography
- Financial Management and Business Enterprise for Tourism and Environment
- Organisations, Management and People
Level 5 (Foundation Degree Stage):
- Marketing for Tourism and Events
- Managing Human Resources in the Tourism and Events Industries
- Tourism Planning, Development and Regeneration
- Vocational Experience and Research Methods
- Seaside, Coastal and Rural Tourism Management
- Special Interest Tourism
- Environment, Culture and Heritage Management
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.Lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student-led seminars, tutor-led seminars and peer support. 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 team’s experience and contacts throughout the tourism industry, both locally and internationally, and 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 the 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.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 possess, 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 (Hons) Tourism and Business Top Up at UCG. However, many students gain employment within the general business sector locally, nationally or internationally. We have had previous students who have worked within airline management locally at Humberside Airport, and 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.TEC Partnership is committed to offering a related top-up bachelor’s degree in this subject area which will allow graduates to top up to a full bachelor’s degree. It is likely that the top-up programme will be validated under new TEC Partnership Degree Awarding Pow