Leeds City College

Tourism and Aviation Leeds City College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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

Find out more about the TEF.

This is an exciting foundation degree which will enable you to gain an excellent insight into the Tourism and Aviation industry.

It will help to prepare you for working in these demanding sectors by giving you all the necessary skills and abilities to make a success of your career in the Tourism and Aviation industry.

There will be a strong emphasis on Customer Service throughout the course and you will gain an understanding of the importance of this aspect to the industry as a whole.

There is an emphasis on the development of skills; general skills such as communication, IT and teamwork, and practical skills such as providing excellent service and complaint handling.

Work related learning forms an essential part of the course allowing on the job training and development of further skills to make students more employable. There may be the opportunity to carry out a work placement either in the UK or overseas.

Assessments are designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment, such as dealing with a passenger in distress at the airport using scenarios and links with employers to help make them more realistic.

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 Based 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.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 8G18
Institution code L21
Campus name University Centre
Campus code 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,250 Year 1
EU £7,250 Year 1
England £7,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,250 Year 1
Scotland £7,250 Year 1
Wales £7,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.

Provider information

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Leeds City College
Park Lane

Clearing contact details

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0113 235 4450

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