The Hospitality Management Foundation Degree offers a great opportunity for those who aspire to work within this dynamic and international sector. This two-year programme is for anyone wanting to develop their hospitality skills within the context of adapting to meet the ever-changing demands of both employers and self-employment. Students will consider how resources are organised and managed within the sector, using technology and building financial and analytical skills to support commercial decision-making and planning. In addition, employer-driven events and contacts offer significant professional development opportunities to students as well as having a demonstrable impact on their future hospitality careers. The programme’s emphasis is on equipping students with the ability, skills and knowledge to successfully develop their hospitality skills to create opportunities for career progression or to start their own business. The Foundation Degree is designed to enable students to progress to the BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management Top Up at Westminster Kingsway University. What can I do after the course?
- Develop your career by applying your skills to a place of employment
- Start your own business
- Successful students are able to continue their studies with Westminster Kingsway College’s BA (Hons) Top Up degrees in Hospitality and Tourism or Business Strategy and Enterprise Management. Alternatively, they can progress to other HE institutions subject to their entry requirements.
Students are required to study six mandatory 20-credit modules in Year 1 and six 20-credit modules in Year 2 (4 mandatory modules and 2 modules chosen from a range of options) - totalling 240 credits. Students are required to pass all Year 1 modules before progressing to Year 2. All Year 2 modules must be achieved to pass the qualification. Year 1 (Level 4) mandatory modules: • Study Skills & Personal Development • Business Environment and the Law • Marketing Management • Introduction to Human Resources • Introduction to Finance • Hospitality Operations Management (specialist module) Year 2 (Level 5) mandatory modules: • Management in Organisations • Project Management • Developing Professional Practice • Gastronomy and Wine (specialist module) Year 2 (Level 5) optional modules of which 2 will be chosen: • Small Business Management • Event Management and Event Design • Visitor Attraction Management • Visual Merchandising and Psychology • Financial Management • Sustainable Development Students are encouraged to attend a Residential Field Trip to a European destination during the programme. They are encouraged to embrace this as a networking and cultural enrichment activity. These trips are not compulsory and are offered at a heavily discounted price (approx. £50) due to the considerable value they add to the learning experience. Students are also encouraged to enter national and international competitions and guest speakers are regularly invited to share industry best practice as part of individual modules. Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2018.
Assessment methods may include: • Written reports/essays • Practical demonstrations • Creation of financial documents • Work-based projects • Academic posters, displays, leaflets • Presentations • Working logbooks, reflective journals • Presentations with assessor questioning • Time-constrained assessments
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who are under 21 at the start of the course must have: • At least one GCE A Level pass, or • Have completed an appropriate full Level 3 qualification, such as Advanced GNVQ/ AVCE, NVQ, National Diplomas, Baccalaureate or Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects at higher level, passes in Open University courses or a Merit profile for a recognised Access course • Supporting passes at GCSE including English and Maths at Grade C (or Grade 4 equivalent) • IELTS score of 6.0 with no skill below 5.5, or equivalent English qualification (if applicable) Mature applicants (21 years old and over at the start of the course) do not have to satisfy the same certificated qualifications entry criteria as College and school leavers. They will be able to discuss their application during an interview and will normally be expected to have: • At least 3 years’ industry experience in a related field of study (Business, Tourism, Hospitality, Events) at supervisory or middle management levels • IELTS score of 6.0 with no skill below 5.5, or equivalent English qualification (if applicable) • Equivalent GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C (or Grade 4 equivalent) • Completed a diagnostic assessment at point of interview If applicants have significant professional or other qualifications and appropriate work experience they may be considered and are encouraged to apply, as will those wishing to formalise their experience or to update skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition, evidence of personal skills and qualities through their personal statement and references will be considered.
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Fees and funding
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