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Undergraduate study
Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management FdA

This FdA in hospitality and tourism management gives you an academic qualification and experience in a vocational and academic environment.


Course overview

You take part in seminars and lectures to build your theoretical knowledge, while also completing practical sessions, masterclasses and study trips to industry standard facilities. Core and optional modules allow you to develop your knowledge and are designed to give you a progressive understanding of hospitality and tourism management.

This course is multidisciplinary and incorporates theory and practical sessions and is influenced by business and management which allows the variety of learning opportunities and experiences the course offers.

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

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Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Starting a Business

The Contemporary Issues of Globalisation within Hospitality and Tourism

Understand the ever-changing landscape of hospitality and tourism globally and the need to be aware of issues involved with managing cultural diversity within a global distributed organisation in the hospitality and tourism sector. You examine the impact of the sector within a global perspective and respond to the ever-changing sociocultural and economic factors needed when planning and managing within the hospitality and tourism industries.

The Work Environment and Self-analysis

The range of employment opportunities available in any industry are diverse, from specialist operatives through to strategic managers. Through the introduction of research methodology, the module will provide a framework around which you can explore and better understand the industry environment in which you are interested in working. To ensure you are in the best position to take advantage of the opportunities identified, you will also be supported to develop an understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses and formulate an action plan to bridge any identified gaps in knowledge, skills or understanding. The module will also provide a platform from which to pick up a more detailed analysis of a specific business organisation at level 5.


Year 1 core modules (Tourism only)

Sales and Marketing in Tourism

Understand the significance of marketing in the contemporary travel and tourism environment. Global, national and regional travel and tourism organisations in the sector have built successful strategies around a strong retail presence combined with alternative communication channels to support the wider marketing mix. Learn how these companies work to develop high-quality campaigns and a strong presence online as well as the high street.

UK Tourism, Diversity and Importance

You analyse the importance and diversity of the UK tourism industry. You study visitor flows, origins and statistics as well as the different types of tourism products available within the UK. You also focus on the future of UK tourism as a catalyst for growth and employment.


Year 1 core modules (Hospitality only)

Food and Beverage Operations

You will be introduced to the practical aspects of food and beverage production and service, including financial control, menus and events.

On-licensed Trade Management

Develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to work within the on-licensed trade. Underpin your subject knowledge in law, marketing principles and the regulatory constraints of the on-licensed trade.


Year 2 core modules

Advanced Culinary Skills and Innovations

Develop your knowledge, understanding and culinary skills, enabling you to consider innovations to further your development in a career within the industry. Through the development of theoretical and practical skills, gain an understanding and appreciation of what is required to operate as a practitioner and a manager in this specialised sector.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Skills

Develop your entrepreneurial skills and understand how to progress a business as well as identify strategies that sustain and develop enterprises. You develop theoretical knowledge and intellectual development in relation to hospitality and tourism management. You leave with the ability to evaluate and analyse your extended knowledge.

Gastronomy, International Cuisine and Wine

Develop your knowledge and understanding of gastronomy, international cuisine and wine, and your role in supporting the management of a culinary operation. This enables you to underpin your subject knowledge of these areas through an investigation into historical and current perspectives of gastronomy, cuisine from a variety of countries and cultures, wine production and pairing, and exploration of food and wines from various regional and international cuisines together with sensory evaluation of wines and foods.

Industry-related Project

You apply your wider learning from the programme in the context of a real work environment. Working with an organisation of your choice, you agree a project that assists them to improve or better understand an aspect of its operation. Your interaction with the organisation provides a solid platform to develop your report as well as offer a showcase for your skills, so enhancing your employability. You gain an understanding of the application of simple research methodologies and the analysis of results.

Managing Events

You understand particular client needs, and effective customer service and management techniques. You learn to assess both the organisational and operational aspects of putting an event together as well as the impact on the locality of the event.


Year 2 core modules (Tourism only)

Current Issues in Travel and Tourism

You build on your knowledge of the areas studied on the course overall. You carry out a detailed research project and present the results in your summative assessment. You identify and justify the choice of your individual current issues project in which you carry out planned and detailed research over a set period of time. You access regular tutorial sessions throughout the year with a project supervisor and show progress through research findings and planned and actual results.

Tourism Technologies

You analyse the development and importance of e-business within the tourism industry. You focus on the trends and development of e-business through the advance of technology and its relevance for today’s tourism industry. You look at the benefits and limitations of technology for tourism organisations through the study of specific examples. The module culminates in the development of an e-business strategy for a tourism organisation.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You work in small groups with personal tutors to assist you in all elements of learning throughout the two-year course. You are taught by industry professionals and highly skilled and experienced lecturers with a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical learning to ensure you gain the practical experience needed to work in industry. You have the opportunity to complete work experience in the hospitality and tourism sector to increase your experience.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used to enhance your experience and ensure you develop key transferable skills. Formative feedback is given throughout the course.

You are assessed through coursework designed to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Assessments will include, presentations, posters, assignments, portfolios, practical assessments and exams.

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you are going to be appropriately placed and equipped with the necessary academic tools, professional skills and knowledge as well as personal and transferrable skills to compete for junior management positions within the industry. There will be opportunities for work placements throughout the course, which may lead to employment opportunities.

The course is affiliated with the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme allowing you the opportunity to access information to assist your studies and prepare you for a successful start to your career.



Entry to 2022/23 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£6,150 a year

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  • Length: 2 years
  • UCAS code: N830 FdA/HTM
  • Start date: September
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