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Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts) Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

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Course outline

This course is designed for people who are looking to progress to a management career in the hospitality-related industries.

With its strong practical emphasis, you’ll develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of the global hospitality industry.

All of our lecturers have excellent, in-depth industrial knowledge and experience. We have long-standing links with local, national and international companies such as: Pine Brook Country Club, Boston, USA; Fairmont Hotels, Canada; BSG Interns (Florida); Landmark Hotel, London; Alea Casinos and Marco Pierre White restaurants.

Modules include:

  • Developing business skills
  • Business finance
  • Managing the service encounter
  • Legal environment
  • Personal and professional development (including placement)
  • Operational events management (including running a live event)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing research and information
  • Human resource management
  • Management techniques
  • Gastronomy

A five-month industrial placement gives first-hand work experience for which you may be able to use your current role. Students can visit a wide range of establishments worldwide, or find their own placement closer to home. There are opportunities to attend study tours abroad – most recently to BSG Interns (Florida) – as well as a programme of local and national visits

View the full course specification here.

How to enrol onto this course

You will be able to apply for this course online soon.

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Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £4500

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000230 / Q001370


Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts) Foundation Degree Level 5


3 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

At least two A Levels at A2

BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Assignments are industry-focused to develop the relevant skills of managing tasks and solving problems. Most modules are either individual or group assignments, some of which can be practical, using local industry contacts. Some modules include examinations.


Following this course, there is a wide range of career opportunities within the industry, or you could continue study with our BA (Hons) Service Sector Management Top-up degree, or another similar top-up degree.

Recent graduates have gone on to successful careers with prestigious organisations such as: De Vere Hotels, The National Trust, Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre and London’s Sketch restaurant amongst others.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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