FdA Tourism Management – for Sept 2023 entry

UCAS Code: G80 N832 Credit Level: 5 Credit Value: 240 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 2 years full time

Be part of the post-pandemic tourism and events industry bounce back.

FdA Tourism Management – for Sept 2023 entry Awarding body

Your Programme

About the FdA Tourism Management – for Sept 2023 entry programme

Though COVID has hit the global tourism industry hard it is expected to bounce back in 2021, and the expectation is that by 2022 it will be back to pre-pandemic.  According to Visit Britain, “Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 – just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs”. The tourism industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic industries, not just in the UK, but worldwide. The industry is of vital importance to the local North East Lincolnshire economy, with visitor numbers of five million generating over £200 million to the local economy. It’s a multi-disciplinary industry, centred round the seaside town of Cleethorpes and beyond, incorporating coast and countryside.

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

What you will learn

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

Learning & Teaching Methods

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.

Programme Benefits

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.

What next?

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 Powers.