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Craven College

Hospitality Business Management

UCAS Code: N863

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points) English & Maths GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview. In addition, if you have a relevant HNC you may be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

By 2023 nearly one in ten jobs will be in the hospitality industry (the World Travel and Tourism Council). Secure your role in the future of hospitality management with this Foundation Degree which reflects current trends by including both hospitality and business expertise.

The Hospitality Business Management FD is a challenging vocational course which will equip you with the managerial tools to adapt to an ever-changing business environment, as well as giving you an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality sector. This course is based on current trends and developments within this dynamic and expanding service sector industry and enables you to develop knowledge and practical experience both in the classroom and in work-based environments. You will be exposed to the most up-to-date and wide-ranging industry practice, linked to your own workplace or area of interest. Skipton is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ and as a busy tourist destination, there are many opportunities to work in or own a small-medium sized business in the hospitality industry. The tutors have a wide range of backgrounds and industry contacts who were consulted for the course design, content and assessment. Their contacts also provide an excellent source of guest speakers and industry visits to enhance your professional knowledge.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in work-related learning including planning and organising your own themed nights and events. You also have the opportunity to build a portfolio of additional vocational/professional qualifications such as Food Hygiene, Health and Safety at Work and Personal Licence Holders.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, role plays and presentations, which will be supported through group discussion, presentations by external expert practitioners, individual and group tasks, guided reading and research, tutorials, reports and research projects to analyse and evaluate success or failure and practical assessments of events.

Alongside the contact hours, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours (pro-rata for part-time study) of independent study each week such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments. You will also receive an individual tutorial session each semester. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre. Some of the modules are shared with other courses within the business suite, allowing students to share experience and best practice across a wide range of businesses. The average class size for this course is 8-10 students.

The Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is equal to the first two years of a full BA or BSc (Hons) course. Once you complete your FD, you may then move on to study Business Management in the Service Sector BA (Hons).

Modules

Level 4 - Semester 1
Food & Beverage Management
Hospitality Business Law
Personal & Professional Development

Level 4 - Semester 2
Work Related Learning 1
Principles of Finance (1)
Hospitality Management Practice & Principles

Level 5 - Semester 1
Front of House Operations
Work Related Learning 2
Work Related Learning 3

Level 5 - Semester 2
Marketing
Human Resource Management
Live Event Project

Assessment methods

Level 4 - Semester 1
Practical
Individual Presentation
Case Study x 2
Presentation
Research Report

Level 4 - Semester 2
Health and Safety Audit Report
Case Study
Open Book Exam
Report

Level 5 - Semester 1
Research Project
Presentation

Level 5 - Semester 2
Marketing Plan and Report
Role Plays
Open Book Exam
Presentation, Live Event and Event file and Reflective Journal

Tuition fees

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England
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Craven College

Department:

Business, Management and Information Technology

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