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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Course Code: UF2450, UX2450

Level: 5
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm (part-time)

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About the course

Do you want to work your way around the world as a hotel manager, events manager, conference executive or tourism officer? This Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at City College Plymouth is awarded by the University of Plymouth. It has been developed for those wishing to travel, to learn about the diversity of the hospitality and tourism industry and to ultimately become a successful manager or business owner in the sector. The integration of specialist subjects will provide you with more opportunities in the workplace, as well as reflecting on the economic importance of these topics for your future success. The qualification will give you the confidence and guidance to travel and work wherever you choose, enable you to progress directly into a career in a wide range of contexts, or to complete a hospitality-related degree at university.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

What you'll learn

The course covers a range of topics from events management – where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your planning and practical abilities, to leadership and management skills that involve a more theoretical approach through investigation then the presenting of information.

As part of the course you will have many opportunities to work with industry professionals and subject-specific experts who will provide help and guidance in achieving your academic aims and ultimately employment within the hospitality and tourism sector. The College benefits from excellent employer links that are constantly updated and often lead to work experience and shadowing opportunities. The emphasis on work-based learning and personal development planning runs throughout the programme and wherever possible form part of the assessment process – students on the current programme are working directly with local businesses to help develop marketing strategies for them. Work experience opportunities in the UK, Europe and further afield can be arranged through the College’s connections and links with employers.

The course may include the following subjects:

  • marketing
  • leadership and team development skills
  • international travel and tourism
  • culinary arts and gastronomy
  • costing, finance and business performance
  • events management
  • licenced trade management
  • research and personal development skills
  • managing in the hospitality industry
  • managing people.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 32 UCAS tariff points
  • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.


Assessment will be through projects, report writing, group events and reflective accounts. Some subjects have in-class tests.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.