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Tourism Management (Aviation Management and Operations) Foundation Degree - Full-time

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Course outline

The course will help you if you are looking for a senior management role in aviation or tourism management. You’ll develop a broad range of skills and an understanding and appreciation of the tourism industry. There is a strong practical approach to the course.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Developing business skills
  • Business finance
  • Managing the service encounter
  • Legal environment
  • Personal and professional development (including placement)
  • Airport operations

Year 2 modules include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing research and information
  • Human resource management
  • Management techniques
  • Management of the aviation environment

All of the tutors have excellent, in-depth knowledge from working in the tourism and aviation industry. A five-month industrial placement period gives you first-hand experience of the industry.

Our students visit a wide range of establishments throughout the world, or find their own placements closer to home.

There are opportunities to attend study tours abroad – most recently to Disneyland® Paris and the French Alps – as well as local and national visits designed to enhance your studies.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: N853

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000438 / Q002372


Tourism Management (Aviation Management and Operations) FdA


2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You’ll 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

Each module is internally assessed through individual or group assignments, which can be practical, making use of local industry contacts.

We have close links with national and international airports and airlines. Assignments are industry-focused to develop the relevant skills of managing tasks and solving problems. Examinations take place in the second year.


There is a wide range of career opportunities within the industry, or you could continue your studies with our BA (Hons) Service Sector Management Top-up Degree, validated by Nottingham Trent University, or another top-up degree.

We have links with local, national and international companies such as Virgin Airlines, Camp America, The National Trust and The Broadmoor Resort USA, which provide placements and progression opportunities at the end of the course.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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