Tourism Management - Foundation Degree
Course Code: TH1HE144
UCAS Code: N800
Next available course:
Since 2010, tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in terms of employment. Revenue from inbound tourism has increased by 30% since 2008, making the industry the UK’s fifth largest export earner. Domestic tourism has also grown significantly and Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 (VisitBritain.org.uk). Tourism is Blackpool’s main industry and accounts for 24,000 full time equivalent jobs, generating £1.295b within the local economy (Blackpool.gov.uk) in 2012-13.
This programme will give you a strong foundation in key business disciplines that are taught alongside, and so support, tourism industry specific modules. Unique features of the programme include
- a close involvement with employers through work based learning, visiting speakers, industry visits and contextualised assessments;
- modules that are designed with a business focus as well as contemporary tourism specific ones
- small classes where debate can flourish;
A minimum of 80 UCAS points or an equivalent qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
A range of delivery techniques, including problem based learning, lectures, seminars, webinars, work based learning and other interactive activities are deployed on the programme. At both levels, students will be encouraged to conduct wider reading around their subject area to facilitate independent learning and study skills, influenced and supported by staff members’ expertise and specialisms.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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