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Hospitality and Tourism Management with Professional Placement FdA

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****If you aspire to manage tourist attractions, hotels and resorts, or if you want to work in travel consultancy, our Hospitality and Tourism Management foundation degree course can open the door for you to enter a variety of sought-after careers in these sectors.**As the hospitality industry increasingly focuses on international visitors and partnering with the tourism industry, there is a huge demand in the UK and overseas for managers who understand both sectors and know how to tailor hospitality services for visitors from around the world. Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our course will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and skills for the industry before putting your learning into practice in the real world on a 12-month paid work placement, with exciting opportunities in the UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and elsewhere.This hospitality and tourism course will help you start forging your career through studying a range of specialist subjects. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will have further opportunities to hone your hospitality management skills on campus in our award-winning restaurant facilities.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Arm yourself with invaluable work experience through a 12-month paid work placement, with opportunities to work across the globe- **Specialise your studies** – Develop specialist knowledge through a wide range of optional modules including pub operations and sustainability- **Industry approved** – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a qualification accredited by the Institute of Hospitality- **Team Scotland Partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food and hospitality training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills from serving fast food to silver service.Students on our tourism courses also have access to our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including a mock plane cabin, check in areas, a working security gate and the Galileo GDS system.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, while University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features a paid 12-month work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees.Employers we have worked with include The Sea Pines Resort (South Carolina), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina), Ritz Carlton (Naples, Florida and Colorado), The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut), Wequassett (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), The Savoy (London), The Peninsula (Hong Kong), Andrew Brownsword Hotels (whole collection), Fairmont St Andrews (Scotland), Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa (Ireland) and Ashford Castle (Ireland).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Tourism officer- Tour manager- Conference centre manager- Theme park manager- Travel agency manager- Tourist information centre managerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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