Foundation Degree (FdA) Travel and Tourism Management


Mode Cost Per Year Start Date Duration Venue Level Apply
Full-Time £6500 September 2017 2 years Manvers Campus 5 Click to apply
Part-Time £6500 September 2017 2 years Manvers Campus 5 Click to apply


Foundation Degree (FdA) Travel and Tourism Management

UCAS Course Code: N800

UCAS Centre Code: D22

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The Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism Management is ideal for those already working within the Travel and Tourism Industry, or aspiring to work at a management level within the sector.

There is a multitude of exciting career routes within the Travel and Tourism industry – an industry that spans the globe. Gaining a professional qualification can open up opportunities to job roles with greater autonomy or management responsibilities. Businesses from accommodation to aviation, tour operators to event organisers and tourist attractions to destination marketing agencies are looking for highly educated professionals to join their teams.

Part-Time courses include an additional ‘Summer School’ element to the programme.

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Work-based learning

Assessment methods

  • Portfolio development
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Written tasks (such as reports, research proposals and written investigation)
  • Case studies
  • Event management and participation
  • Time constrained assessment
  • Reflective blogs
  • Role play
  • Work experience
  • Peer reviews
  • Formal debates
  • Mock exams
  • Online blogging

Opportunities after the course

Students will gain a qualification that will support progression into job roles with greater responsibility within this sector, for example, supervisory and management roles.

Progression routes to top-up your Foundation Degree into a full Bachelor’s Degree are available in a number of specialist areas including; International Travel, Management, Hospitality, Tourism or Leisure.

Job roles within the industry upon successful completion of the course or completion of a top-up Degree may include; Travel Agent, Hotel Supervisor or Manager, Events Coordinator, Aviation Personnel (air, sea and land), Tourism Officer, Restaurant Manager, Retail Manager, or Marketing Executive.

With further specialist study, other job opportunities may include; Primary or Secondary School Teacher, Travel Writer, Theatre Manager, Museum or Visitor Attraction Manager.


  • Self-Analysis and Career Development
  • International Travel Affairs
  • Leadership and Management
  • Geography and Tourist Destinations
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Airport and Airline Operations
  • Event Management
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Research Methods
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Tourism Development
  • Work-based Learning and Employability
  • Customer Service for Travel and Tourism

Modules may be subject to change

Programme Specification - Click here to download

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry 64 UCAS points plus Grade C in both English and Maths (or equivalent).

A Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC in a related subject plus satisfactory references.

Students who can demonstrate academic achievement to a suitable level via another qualification route will be given due consideration.

This course involves possible contact with children or other potentially vulnerable client groups and, therefore, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check) is required for this course. Students should have completed this or be in the process of completing this by the time of enrolment.

The outcome of the DBS check can be discussed with the College prior to the student commencing the course. This is not a pre-requisite for entry but may restrict the type of work experience students are able to undertake.

This will be communicated to students at interview stage.

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