For September 2019 entry only
If you are interested in the dynamic sectors of tourism, hospitality and events, or are currently employed in the industry and wish to develop your management career, then this is the course for you. It provides you with the opportunity to develop skills in both operational and managerial aspects of the sector.
By studying with the College, you’ll be embedded in the English Riviera, where tourism and hospitality blend with a strong event and conference industry. This Foundation Degree considers a broad range of topics and disciplines to provide you with a holistic and varied skillset that can be applied in a vocational setting during various work and course experiences.
The College also recognises that you may wish to undertake part-time work during your studies, which is why the course is scheduled around the nature and demands of tourism, hospitality and events industries, being predominately timetabled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
This course provides you with many stimulating opportunities. The nature of the tourism, hospitality and events industries is reflected in the style of teaching and learning. Key lectures are heavily supported by regular trips, visits and guest lectures from industry experts. Previous students have had the opportunity to attend an annual 3-day visit to London, where they considered the current trends and challenges in our capital city. In the past this trip has included visits to some of the most prestigious hotels in London, as well as touring Canary Wharf, the Bank of England, the Houses of Parliament and the Olympic Village. Annual overseas visits have also been organised, which have previously seen students travel to destinations such as Berlin, Cannes, Monaco, Naples, Paris, Reims, Rome and Venice.
Ucas Code: N801
Award: FdA awarded by Plymouth University
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Leadership and Management degree at South Devon College (subject to approval) or the BA (Hons) in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degree at Plymouth University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you may wish to consider employment immediately, and will be eligible for management trainee posts in many tourism, hospitality and events organisations. Past students have gone on to have careers in fields such as hotel management, contract catering, tourism development, the airline industry and education.
"The skills I developed during my studies at the University Centre South Devon have enabled me to progress in my studies and build a successful career in events and conference management. After graduating with my foundation degree I went on to study a further year on the BA (Hons) Events Management programme at the University of West London."Trish Albano
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