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Foundation Programme in Travel and Tourism - Course Structure

This focused course is delivered through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials. You will develop the research and study skills required for success at undergraduate level.

The modules are outlined below:

Researching, Recording and Responding

Develop essential research skills and the ability to ensure your findings can be documented, analysed and conveyed for maximum effect through this module. It covers the foundations of good study practice, and will teach skills that stay relevant throughout your future learning and career.

Preparation and Progression

Learn to take advantage of opportunities for career progression with this module, designed to help you identify your career preferences and enabling you to pursue them from an informed standpoint.

Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

Get to grips with the fundamentals of travel and tourism with this module, developed to investigate the structure and function of industry organisations. You will also examine the important issues and major developments facing the sector.

The Hospitality Industry

Develop your knowledge of the classification systems and standards used in hospitality businesses, as well as a detailed awareness of their structure. You will also examine different types of ownership, services, customers and products.

Introduction to Marketing

This covers how marketing research, planning, and marketing mix are used by all organisations (even non-commercial, public and voluntary ones). It focuses on the customer – including why and how customer groups are targeted.

Business Project Management

Learn how to identify the aims and objectives of a project, as well as ensuring they are met. You will understand the process of preparing, planning, managing and assessing the results of a project.

Final Project

This module helps you bring together the knowledge and skills gained during your foundation studies. You will apply all these competencies in drafting a Final Major Project (FMP) and Statement of Intent (SoI).

Assessment methods

This course gives you critical practice in the core assessment methods and formats used during undergraduate study. These include:

  • Essay: demonstrate your research, analytical, evaluation and presentation skills in written essay form.
  • Report: evidence your ability to find and apply information for specific purposes in written report form.
  • Presentations: display your ability to gather and present information to an audience using images, video, flatwork and models.
  • Proposal: show your capacity to evaluate practical research taking context into account and indicating options for development.
  • Technical report: undertake an analysis of a debate regarding a specific and relevant topic.
  • Learner diary: examine and reflect on ideas, concepts and designs with a view to their improvement.

  • Minimum age: UK/EU students - 16 years old, International students - 18 years old
  • Three GCSE passes (C or above)
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

Next Intakes

  • September
  • January

Campus Available

  • London


  • 1 academic year


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Start in September 2014

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