Business, Accounting & Management

FdA Hospitality Management


Hospitality Management is a fast paced, dynamic international industry that offers a range of exciting career pathways. This award provides the perfect foundation to help you launch your career in this competitive business environment.

This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Middlesbrough College (call 01642 333700). The course runs at the college.

This is a two year vocational course that combines real world learning in the workplace with theoretical study. You can convert to an honours degree with one additional year of study. You have access to industry-standard commercial catering facilities and a restaurant, where you work with professional staff on live commercial events.

You also investigate and work with local businesses to expand and apply your knowledge of the sector and showcase your skills to potential employers. Practical sessions are supported by a range of guest speakers and industrial visits to key local and national organisations to help you understand the infrastructure of the industry. You expand your skills through a range of modules that develop the knowledge and understanding required to succeed academically at this level. The practical and academic combination of study gives you a platform to develop your future career and academic goals.If you are a non-standard entrant for full and part-time modes of study you are considered based on individual merit and relevant industrial experience.

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What you study

You gain an understanding of the key issues facing hospitality managers. There is a clear emphasis on developing relevant skills and a significant part of the learning is work based.

How you learn

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and guest speakers. You are taught by a team of dedicated staff with a range of expertise across the field. Links with businesses are used to provide a strong practical base to the course.
In addition to the above, you are expected to commit approximately 15 hours a week to independent study in preparation for teaching sessions and assessments.

How you are assessed

Assessment is through coursework designed to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme. To support you, a variety of assessment methods are used to enhance your experience as well as to help you develop key transferrable skills.
If you are a part time student, you are supported to complete work based projects in your workplace.

Career opportunities

You develop your employability and professional skills and knowledge of the course through individual projects, online activities and visits.
On successful completion of the award, you are well positioned to apply for general business management positions and more specialised roles requiring a knowledge of hospitality.
The Work Environment and Self Analysis module has a focus on key academic and personal and professional skills development activities allowing you to explore your individual strengths and areas for development in the context of the work environment. You are also supported to carry out a detailed investigation into the business discipline you are interested in, to help you understand the range of employment opportunities available.

Level 5 modules build on your understanding developed at Level 4 to expand your knowledge of economics and finance and gain a deeper understanding of the application of these principles.

The Industry Related Project builds on your contacts and understanding developed at Level 4, giving you the opportunity to engage with business, applying your skills and knowledge in a project. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills to a potential employer.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points from a range of Level 3 qualifications.
GCSE (A-C) or equivalent in English and maths
If you are a non-standard entrant for full and part-time modes of study, you are considered based on individual merit and relevant industrial experience.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

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