University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Tourism and Aviation

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Soar towards success and enter the vibrant travel industry. Our Tourism and Aviation Management Foundation Degree will enhance your service skills and introduce you to an array of industry trends and developments. With strong links to Leeds Bradford Airport and as a member of Welcome to Yorkshire, we’re perfectly positioned to propel your career to new heights. Our Tourism and Aviation Management Foundation Degree encompasses the travel, tourism and aviation sectors ensuring you develop a well-rounded comprehension of the wider industry. You will explore customer service, airline and aviation development, marketing, airport operations and tourism development as you acquire practical and academic knowledge and skills. Familiarise yourself with all aspects of aviation, travel and tourism and grow to appreciate the critical importance of customer service while getting up to speed with current industry developments and trends. You will also learn industry processes from the ground up allowing you to apply your skills to multiple aviation and travel roles. Our strong industry connections provide employment opportunities to make sure your career goals can be actualised within the exciting travel industry.

Course details


The foundation degree has been designed to ensure that you will cover a variety of modules in order to gain an excellent understanding of the Tourism and Aviation industry. Year One •Managing Customer Service for Travel and Aviation •Development of the Airline and Airport Industry •Health, Safety and Security •Fundamentals of Marketing •ICT in Travel •Professional Development Year Two •Human Resource Management •Airport Operations •Tourism Development •Work- related Learning •Leadership and Management Embedded throughout the course there is work related learning and personal and professional development.

Assessment method

A range of innovative assessment methods will be used throughout the FdA Tourism and Aviation qualification. Industry related simulation will be used as an assessment method. For example, in the Human Resource Management module learners will take the role of a HR Officer in the recruitment process. This will involve going through the recruitment and selection process, including interviewing prospective applicants for a specific role and evaluating the whole recruitment process. Role play will also be a feature in the Managing Customer Service for Tourism and Aviation module. It is also hoped that we will be able to use the Airport Ambassadors employed by Leeds Bradford Airport to help students practice dealing with real life customer service scenarios such as dealing with conflict. As excellent oral and written communication skills are vital in the Tourism and Aviation sectors individual presentations will be used as an assessment method. Modules such as Managing Customer Service in Tourism and Aviation and Fundamentals of Marketing will be assessed by individual presentations. In addition this form of assessment will allow students to fully explain the reasoning behind their chosen website design for the ICT in Travel module. It is important that students understand how the theories and concepts put forward relate to current organisations. This is why case studies will be used throughout the qualification, for example in the Health, Safety and Security module and the Tourism Development module. Reports and written essays will also be an integral assessment method, allowing students to build their research and analytical skills. Throughout the qualification, there will be group and individual work which will be used to help support understanding. There will be group research and discussions on various tourism and aviation topics such as during the ICT in Travel and Airport Operations module. Where group skills are being assessed students will be assessed individually. The Professional Development module will be assessed by the compilation of a personal development plan and a reflective learning statement. This will allow students to build, develop and assess their personal, professional and academic skills. The Work Related Project assessment for the Work Related Learning module will take the form of an evidence portfolio where articles, research and a diary can be submitted to support the recommendations and conclusion of the work related project as appropriate.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

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