Tourism and Hospitality Management FdA [Part-Time]

Level 1 – NVQ or Equivalent

Subject Area Hospitality and Catering

Attendance Part-Time


A career in the Tourism and Hospitality industry can offer a wide variety of different opportunities; it can open the world to you and in many cases combine work with travelling.

These industries will allow you to learn and interact with people from a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles from around the globe. As the world becomes more accessible and people become more adventurous the Tourism and Hospitality industry is set to constantly rise and develop.

Our Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation degree focuses on the operation and management skills required for the global Tourism and Hospitality industry. With the support from tutor module specialists to a range of sectors across the industry, you will receive real life examples and industry contact including workshops and placements to help you understand the complex, ever-changing and exciting world of Tourism and Hospitality. You will develop the practical skills required to work in the industry as well as the skills to market and manage a range of Tourism and Hospitality businesses effectively. We pride ourselves on the personalised lessons and seminars where smaller classes will enable you to have more interaction and support from tutors to help maximise your potential. 

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at students who are aspiring supervisors and managers within the Tourism and Hospitality industry.

The part-time offer is designed to allow current Tourism/Hospitality employees the opportunity to stud alongside working.

Designed to develop your coaching and management skills, the course will enable you to become a more efficient and effective manager within the workplace. The assessment methods associated with this course are largely based on the workplace. This course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the concepts and characteristics of Tourism and Hospitality as an area of academic and applied study.

Qualification Gained

FdA Tourism and Hospitality Management validated by NCG.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

Year one

An introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
Customer Relationship
Destination Management
Personal Development
Academic Study Skills

Year two

Tourism and Hospitality Business Development
Developing Manager
Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism
Commercial Business Performance
Work Related Learning

Year three 

Conference and Events
Leadership and Management
Marketing and Social Media
Professional Development
Work Based Learning


Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops and will be introduced to guest speakers from industry. You will also complete a placement.

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods are utilized on the programme to enhance a range of professional skills. Assessment methods include presentations, group projects, reports, academic posters and live events.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you may choose to apply for the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management Top-up award.

Career Opportunities

Previous graduates of this course have successfully achieved employment with numerous tourism and hospitality providers within the region. The course has excellent links to industry giving you opportunities to impress future employers and gain employment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.

Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.

Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or the nationally recognised equivalent. A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this programme and must be obtained within the first term of enrolment.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.