Get a real insight into being a manager within the tourism sector, examine all the roles within this dynamic industry, and develop the knowledge and skills for a successful career with this Foundation Degree in Travel & Tourism management.
Focus on building your managerial skills and knowledge of industry operations, as you explore all aspects of the sector, including airline and airport operations, tour operations management, sustainable destination management, business tourism and other key management modules.
Work experience is an integral part of the course, as you expand your understanding of real-world processes. You’ll have the chance to take part in overseas residential visits and benefit from industry relevant lectures, visits from guest speakers and industry visits, preparing you for an exciting career in a diverse industry – whether you’re just starting out or advancing your prospects.
- Fielden Park Campus
- Full Time
- 2 years
- August 2020
Our experience ranges from working knowledge of the current events industry to specialist knowledge of business tourism. Many of the team have also worked overseas in the management field and have a special interest in sustainable tourism management.
Non-academic entry Requirements
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
There is availability for Skype interviews for overseas/applicants who have to travel.
What will I be studying?
Year 1: Exploring the Tourism Industry (15 credits)
Year 1: Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
Year 1: Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
Year 1: Tourism Business Environment (15 credits)
Year 1: Tourist Behaviour (15 credits)
Year 1: Tourist Destinations (30 credits)
Year 1: Travel and Tourism Operations (15 credits)
Year 2: Business Tourism (30 credits)
Year 2: Human Resource Management (30 credits)
Year 2: Tour Operations Management (30 credits)
Year 2: Work Based Unit 2 (30 credits)
Holloway, J.C. (2012) ‘The Business of Tourism’
Weaver, D. (2014) ‘Tourism Management’
Cooper, C. (2012) ‘Essentials of Tourism’
How will I be assessed?
These methods will include:
• Learning journals
• Peer assessments
You will be required to complete study hours within college and self-directed study.
You will also be expected to develop your skills in work based roles and will need to complete work experience throughout level 4 and level 5.
What are the careers that this will lead to?
• Hotel Supervisor or Manager,
• Resort / Tour Operations Manager,
• Events Coordinator,
• Aviation Personnel
• Tourism Officer,
• Restaurant Manager,
• Retail Manager,
• Marketing Executive.
• Theatre Manager,
• Museum or Visitor Attraction Manager
Past students have found employment with national tourist boards, tour operators, airports and key tourism organisations.
Fees, Finance and Funding
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Course Associated Costs
Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.
Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
You will be required to contribute to field visits throughout level 4 and level 5, including an overseas residential in year 2.