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
The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The balance of assessment by examination/test, coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 92% coursework 8% exams/test Year 2 - 100% coursework Timetables are normally available one month before the commencement of your studies. As a guide, In 2018/19 the first year of this programme was timetabled on: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.
Ucas Code: N801
Award: FdA awarded by University of Plymouth
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 University Centre South Devon (subject to approval) or the BA (Hons) in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degree at the University of Plymouth. 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 curriculum was engaging, and the level of teaching and support were reassuring when I felt nervous about returning to education. Embarking on several trips, both local and overseas, helped to broaden our event vision within the tourism and hospitality industry. Each trip was meticulously organised and offered not only great monetary value, but also an insight for future career pathways. I now research, plan, manage and host events for Team Army!" Kerry Godley-McAvoy
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