About the FdA Tourism Management programme
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 (Hons) Tourism and Business Management Top Up degree at UCG.
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
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 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.
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 (Hons) 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.