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Foundation Degree (FdA) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Key Details

  • Available at:
  • Study Mode:
    Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length:

    Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 4 years. Also available on a modular basis.

    Full-time Monday & Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

    Part-time: Monday or Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

  • UCAS Codes:
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Foundation Degree (FdA) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Degrees (Higher Education)

Part Time

If you are applying to study part-time you can apply directly to the campus of your choice.


Full Time

There are two ways to apply to study for a full-time higher education course - either through UCAS or directly to the college.

Applying through UCAS:
You should apply through UCAS if you are currently studying for A Levels, a vocational Level 3 course (i.e. BTEC) or an Access to Higher Education qualification, or if you wish to apply to more than one higher education provider.

Applying to College:
If you only want to study at the college, or if you already have the qualifications/experience to meet the requirements for your course, you should apply directly to the campus of your choice.


Course Description

Under development for course re-validation and approval for September 2024, content and modules may change.

This Foundation Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management is designed to furnish you with the essential business management skills and hands-on expertise sought after by leading employers in the global hospitality, tourism, and events industries.

The immersive nature of the course ensures that you develop the theory and practical knowledge necessary to excel in these dynamic sectors.

Situated in north Wales, a renowned global tourist destination, our location provides a unique learning environment. With an array of hospitality, tourism and events organisations in close proximity, you'll have abundant opportunities for engagement, visits to distilleries, various attractions and potential work experience. This course is ideal for those interested in both entering the sector, or to further their promotion and management opportunities within the sector.

Modules include:

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Event Context
  • Global Dimensions of Tourism
  • Business Finance
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Human Resources Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Sense of Place
  • Responsible Tourism

Entry Criteria

Language requirements:

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 or above
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 4, English fluency to IELTS 5.5 or higher (with no element less than 5.0)
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)

Typical Academic requirements:

  • a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points in a main level 3 qualification, usually gaining a pass in at least one relevant subject which could include: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, International Baccalaureate, ACCESS to HE; or NVQ Level 3; many additional qualifications from Wales, England and Scotland are accepted to support the UCAS points in addition to the relevant subject, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate.
  • GCSE Mathematics/Numeracy, grade C/4 or above, or Key/Essential Skill equivalent level. For applicants without these qualifications, evidence of numeracy skills at a suitable level to meet the demands of the programme successfully, will need to be demonstrated.
  • Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable

For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLLM regulations and policies.

All places are subject to a satisfactory interview.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Students are responsible for organising their own work experience if it is a requirement on their programme, and they will be supported by the course team.


  • Full-time: 2 years, 2 days per week (typically 9.00 am - 3.30 pm)
  • Part-time: 4 years, 1 day per week (typically 9.00 am - 3.30 pm)


Visit our course fees page for information on full and part-time degree course fees.

Financial Support

Visit our financial support page for information on the range of support available.

Additional costs

During the programme, students are encouraged to take up opportunities to become members of other professional bodies, which can incur additional costs. As part of the programme, external visits may also take place that would require a financial contribution from the student. The above is given as guidance, and further costs could also be incurred dependant upon opportunities.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.


More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

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For specific course enquiries, please contact:

Claire Jones (Programme Leader):

Celine Rea (Administration):

For general enquiries about our degrees, please contact:


The course is assessed through various methods, for example through a blend of the following:

  • Individual portfolios
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Reflective journals
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Time-constrained assessments (open and closed book)
  • Practical work
  • Group work


Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.


Practitioners in the events industry work within event organisations, regional tourism organisations, conference and exhibition facilities, tourist attractions, the outdoor sector, corporate and sports centres, the hotel sector and catering activities

Other details

Course type: Degrees (Higher Education)

Level: 4+5

Programme Area:

  • Business and Management
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Travel and Tourism

Awarding Body: Bangor University



Business and Management

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Hospitality and Catering

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Travel and Tourism

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Travel and Tourism

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