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Hospitality and Visitor Economy Management Nottingham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

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Course summary

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality and tourism-related industries. The course has been approved by our chief university partner - Nottingham Trent University - to run from September 2019.

About the course

With its strong practical emphasis, you’ll develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of the global hospitality and visitor economy industries.

The Foundation Degree Hospitality and Visitor Economy Management is designed to provide the academic and vocational skills for a career within the hospitality and Tourism industry. Academic and vocational skills development is essential preparation for progression to either Honours Degree level courses or the world of work.
In summary, the course is designed to:

  • give an overview of the hospitality and visitor economy industry and provide the underpinning knowledge necessary to operate effectively within the industry

  • enhance understanding of the importance of the hospitality and visitor economy industry within the services sector and gain the effective skills necessary for employment and/or self-employment

  • develop a range of skills to enable progression into either a managerial position in the hospitality and visitor economy sector or onto an Honours Degree level course.

  • provide an intermediate, work-related, higher education qualification. The course has been designed in conjunction with employers to meet skill shortages at the higher technician and associate professional levels.o provide opportunities to investigate the sectors of the industry in which students’ interests and future aspirations lie, and to enable them to work with a greater expertise and understanding.

  • provide opportunities to investigate the sectors of the industry in which students’ interests and future aspirations lie, and to enable them to work with a greater expertise and understanding.

All of our lecturers have excellent, in-depth industrial knowledge and experience. We have long-standing links with local, national and international companies.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Developing Research Skills

  • Hospitality and Visitor Economy Operations

  • Employability Enhancement

  • Marketing and Exploring the Customer Experience

  • Sector Operational Development (including placement)

Year 2 core modules include:

  • Employee and Organisations Interface

  • Hospitality and Visitor Economy Business Principles

  • Management Techniques and Employability Development

  • Research Project

  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Options include:

  • Hospitality Management for Hotels, Restaurants and the Licenced Trade

  • Events Production Management

  • Culinary Product Development

  • Visitor Attraction Management

Assessment

Assignments are industry-focused to develop the relevant skills of managing tasks and solving problems. Most modules are either individual or group assignments, some of which can be practical, using local industry contacts.

Your career and progression

Following this course, there is a wide range of career opportunities within the industry, or you could continue study with our BA (Hons) Service Sector Management Top-up degree, or another similar top-up degree.

Recent graduates have gone on to successful careers with organisations such as: De Vere Hotels, The National Trust, London’s Sketch restaurant and Valor Hotels amongst others.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

  • Developing Research Skills
  • Hospitality and Visitor Economy Operations
  • Employability Enhancement
  • Marketing and Exploring the Customer Experience
  • Sector Operational Development (including placement)

Year 2 modules include:

  • People and Organisation Interface
  • Hospitality and Visitor Economy Business Principles
  • Management Techniques and Employability Development
  • Research Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Options include:

  • Hospitality Management for Hotels, Restaurants and the Licenced Trade
  • Events Production Management
  • Gastronomy Development
  • Visitor Attraction Management

Assessment method

Assignments are industry focused to develop the relevant skills of managing tasks and solving problems. Most modules are either individual or group assignments, some of which can be practical, using local industry contacts.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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 HVE2
Institution code N30
Campus name City (Adams)
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma An overall Pass grade


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 Year 1
EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,500 * Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2019-20 have not yet been confirmed. Please check on the College website or contact the International Office for further information.

Provider information

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City Campus, The Adams Building
Stoney Street
The Lace Market
Nottingham
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