FdA Hospitality Management with Placement

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Course summary

This course still has places available in Clearing for September 2018 entry. Please call our free hotline to apply.

This course achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.
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Overview

This course will allow you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities within the context of the hospitality business. You will learn about the management of hospitality products and services, and we will encourage you to develop a strategic approach to the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on the industry. 

All of our teaching staff are experienced hospitality practitioners, with many undertaking research, and others are recognised authors.

Why choose this course?
This course will help you to develop into a high-calibre, motivated graduate, equipped with the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the diverse hospitality services industry.

Through the study of the core and optional modules, we will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the complexities that surround management-level roles. You will acquire specific knowledge and more general skills, including knowledge of financial management and Human Resource Management in the industry.

Learning about the UK and global hospitality industry, you will be prepared for a career in one of the world's largest industry.


Throughout the course, you will have access to support, depending on what you need. Apart from your course leader, the modules leaders and your thesis supervisor, there is also a range of other help, support and services available, including:

  • Careers and Employment Services
  • Student Advice Team
  • Disability Team
  • Information and Funding Team
  • Accommodation Team
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Medical Centre.
During the course, you will gain valuable work experience in your work placement, a minimum of 40 weeks (1400 hours), over the course of an academic year. The placement can be in any area of the hospitality industry either in the UK or abroad, and allows you to gain essential skills learned through working in an operating business.

A luxury dining table with food

Career and study progression
By developing a strong management background in the context of hospitality, you will also gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK hotel groups, restaurants and catering firms.

Employers in the hospitality industry express the need for professionals possessing a combination of practical and theoretical skills. In addition, employers recognise the merits of diverse skills in marketing, HR, operations and food service, all of which are developed whilst studying for a hospitality management degree.

By developing a strong management background in the context of hospitality, you will also gain transferable skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers including:

  • international hotels
  • UK hotel and leisure groups
  • restaurant companies
  • contract or licensed sectors
  • independent hospitality or food businesses.

This innovative new course helps you combine theoretical understanding with practical, vocational skills. By obtaining these highly sought-after skills in the graduate jobs market, you prepare yourself for meaningful employment after graduation. 

You may also wish to continue unto the BA (Hons), undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new. For more details please see the Career and study progression section.

You can continue onto the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management. Upon completion of the BA (Hons) degree you can continue onto postgraduate education. We have a wide range of postgraduate courses offered by the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism. See our postgraduate courses page to view all the courses on offer.

Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 98% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, The Savoy, Thomas Cook Travel, Cobra Beer, and the Royal Palaces.

We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.


Advice and support
Throughout the course, you will have access to support, depending on what you need. Apart from your course leader, the modules leaders and your thesis supervisor, there is also a range of other help, support and services available, including:
  • Careers and Employment Services
  • Student Advice Team
  • Disability Team
  • Information and Funding Team
  • Accommodation Team
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Medical Centre.

How will this course be assessed?

Year one
0% written exam, 33% practical exam, 67% coursework

Year two
16% written exam, 16% practical exam, 68% coursework

Placement year
100% practical exam

Year three
0% written exam, 0% practical exam, 100% coursework

Course detail

On the course you will undertake study in both practical and theoretical subjects with many opportunities to interact with the hospitality industry through competitions, guest speakers, industry mentoring programmes and both external and internal events.

Modules

Level 4

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Food and Beverage Operations I
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Food and Beverage Operations II

Level 5

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Research Methods for Managers

Plus two options from:

  • Room management
  • Restaurant and Management of Functions
  • International Beverage Provision
  • Corporate events
  • Food Culture and Society
Placement year

Entry requirements

72 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B, C or D, D and D, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

International entry criteria

International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
Fees for our 2019 courses have not yet been released.

Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.


Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

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UK and EU students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

Please also read our student terms and conditions.

International students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

More about how to apply for undergraduate courses.

Please also read our student terms and conditions.

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