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FdA International Hospitality and Tourism Management

University College Birmingham

**OVERVIEW****Do you dream of managing tourist attractions, hotels and resorts, or want to work in events management? Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our International Hospitality and Tourism Management foundation degree will set you on course to enter a variety of sought-after careers in these dynamic sectors.**With the hospitality, tourism and events industries increasingly focusing on international visitors and technological developments, there is huge demand for managers who understand these sectors and how to tailor services for global visitors. Our hospitality and tourism course will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and skills across these areas. As you progress, you will be able to start forging your career in your preferred sector by studying an extensive range of specialist subjects, covering everything from gastronomy to bar management or creating event experiences.To help you put your learning into practice in the real world, you will have the chance to spend a year on a paid work placement, with exciting opportunities in the UK and around the globe. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will also have further opportunities to network and liaise with industry, as well as the chance to hone your hospitality management skills right on campus in our award-winning restaurant facilities.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Arm yourself with invaluable work experience on a 48-week paid placement – past students have worked in the UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and beyond- **Specialise your studies** – Develop specialist knowledge through a range of optional modules related to your chosen career pathway in hospitality, tourism or events management- **Industry approved** – Gain professional recognition by studying a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food and hospitality training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills from serving fast food to silver service.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, while University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features a paid 48-week work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees.Employers we have worked with include Wequassett (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), The Savoy (London), The Peninsula (Hong Kong), The Sea Pines Resort (South Carolina), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina), Ritz Carlton (Naples, Florida and Colorado), Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa (Ireland), Ashford Castle (Ireland), The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut), Andrew Brownsword Hotels (whole collection) and Fairmont St Andrews (Scotland)**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Conference centre manager- Theme park manager- Event manager- Tourist information centre manager- Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)- Marketing executiveUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

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Requirements

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2 years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time