Hospitality and Events Management - Foundation Degree

Course Code: TH1HE183



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Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearEnrol
13/09/2022University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable

Duration: 2 days per week
Day/s of week: Mon and Tues
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Indicative Delivery 75% On-site at the University Centre Campus and 25% On-line

Blackpool and the Fylde College remains committed to providing an innovative, highly responsive curriculum that is employment and future-focused and will enable students to develop the essential knowledge and skills that will prepare them for future success in work and life.

The programme is a combination of general business management modules that have a hospitality and events theme and specialist industry sector modules.

The programmes meet the requirements of the sector for graduates with higher-level skills within these disciplines to support industry. Hospitality and events account for 35% of the UK visitor economy bringing in over £44billion to the economy. Locally the tourism, hospitality and events sector supports over 56,000 jobs and contributes £3.7 billion to Lancashire’s economy through the 63 million visitors welcomed in the county each year.

Unique features include; employer involvement through the visiting speakers, industry visits and contextualised assessments; the opportunity to engage in cross cultural debates and to explore the management implications of cultural diversity; the opportunity to gain the experience of learning in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment; and the flexibility to engage in social and industry networking.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline:

  • CCD from A Levels in appropriate discipline
  • MMP from Extended Diploma or DM from Diploma in appropriate discipline
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in related discipline
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in appropriate discipline

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis

Qualification Obtained

FdA Hospitality and Events Management

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Management EssentialsTH4MD32220Mandatory
The Guest ExperienceTH4MD32420Mandatory
Introduction to Academic StudyTH4MD32520Mandatory
Hospitality OperationsTH4MD32620Mandatory
Exploring the Events IndustryTH4MD32720Mandatory
Contemporary Issues in Food and DrinkTH4MD32820Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Financial FundamentalsTH5MD32920Mandatory
Marketing InnovationTH5MD33020Mandatory
Social and Business EnterpriseTH5MD33220Mandatory
Work Based Research ProjectTH5MD33420Mandatory
Imagineering Events Themes and ExperiencesTH5MD33520Mandatory
Delivering the Event ExperienceTH5MD33620Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Specification

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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