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Hospitality in the Visitor Economy - Foundation Degree (FdA)

(For 2018, this course title will change to FdA Hospitality Management) - read more

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: 8S24
  • Institutional code: H65

This Foundation Degree will offer an opportunity to gain both practical and academic training in the skills and knowledge required to work within the thriving visitor economy of the Liverpool City Region that encompasses the hospitality sector. It can be studied part time or full time and applications from mature students with relevant experience are particularly welcome.

Undergraduates will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of live projects to support the visitor economy and will learn from some of the region’s best chefs, service staff, hoteliers and restaurateurs . What sets this course apart from others, is the support from those directly involved in the hospitality sector and the high level of expertise from industry practitioners.

Teaching and learning will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops and industry placement and undergraduates will benefit from studying in our multi-million pound University Centre, as well as learning within the industry-endorsed L20 Hotel School.

Guest speakers with substantial industry involvement will form a key aspect of delivery and the opportunity for placement within a variety of hospitality establishments will further enhance learning.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules for 2017 include:

Year 1:

  • Business and Accounting Principles for Hospitality
  • Human Resource Management and the Legal Framework
  • Performance Management in Hospitality
  • Services Marketing for Hospitality Event Management or Creative and Professional Cookery
  • Kitchen Design or Accommodation and the Front Office

Please note that some modules are optional in Year 1.

Year 2:

  • Introduction to the Visitor Economy Managing People within the Hospitality Sector
  • Academic, Personal and Employability Skills
  • Development
  • Food Trends
  • Licensed Hospitality Delivering the Customer Experience

Core modules for 2018 will be added soon.

What are the entry requirements?

All prospective students will be interviewed and the following criteria will be considered:

  • experience brought to the course
  • ability to cope with academic content of the course
  • interest in broadening and building on experience
  • Entry for mature students will be based on relevant industry experience to a level expected in, for example, 3-4 star establishments. They would normally hold a supervisory post.

Entry may be via:

  • GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent
  • relevant experience in 3-4 star establishments
  • NVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision/Customer Service or equivalent
  • ‘A’ Level or equivalent and relevant experience in 3-4 star establishments
  • National Diploma in a related subject or equivalent
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

Students who successfully complete this course may have the opportunity to progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Management in Hospitality course at the University of Central Lancashire.


Two years, full time or three years, part time


Primary contact:
Rachel Slater
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 6152 or email: rachel.slater@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £7,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.

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