Tourism and Events Management Foundation Degree – C3134

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Course Overview

This is a two-year university level programme awarded by De Montfort University (DMU) that provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure a career in the broad tourism and events industries. Designed to develop your knowledge of the travel and events industries from a management perspective, this degree course aims to enhance your skills to progress into employment within these industries.

Our course aims to give students a wide range of industry experience through guest speakers, trips and live projects with tourism and events providers. As a student on a DMU awarded programme you can access many of the resources available on DMU City Campus including the excellent Kimberlin Library. You also have the opportunity to top-up to a BA (Hons) Degree in Tourism and Events Mangement with one further year of study at the College.

A two-week work placement is scheduled in the second year of the course to complement your employability skills and knowledge delivered on the course. In previous years an arrangement through Erasmus+ has been in place and students carried out their placement in Seville, Spain.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During your first year you will study personal and professional development, introduction to tourism, events management, customer service and marketing and sustainable tourism. In addition to this, you will have a study skills workshop and also a regular one to one tutorials with the programme lead.

There will be a combination of modules, with some running year long and others operating on a two-semester system.

Year 2

Building upon your knowledge from year one you will progress into the second year and complete a consultancy project and work placement. As part of this year, you will also study modules in human, physical and resource management, finance and business planning, event planning and delivery, niche tourism and tour operations.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at 4/5 (C) or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at degree level and, who can evidence relevant experience, or appropriate accredited prior learning.

How you will be assessed

Developmental assessments are completed throughout the year and used to help build your academic knowledge and practice. There are a variety of graded assessment methods at module level utilised in this programme which contribute to your final grade, this includes report writing, market research, live projects, presentations and work experience.

On average there are one or two assessments for each module, which are spread throughout the year, with feedback provided to students from teachers within three weeks.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Total Fees: £6165.00

Additional Costs

An additional fee of £350 is requested from students to cover trip fees throughout the whole year which support your learning.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

As a successful graduate from this programme, you will be eligible to progress directly onto the BA (Hons) Tourism and Events Management top-up year available with us and accredited by De Montfort University. You can also apply to other universities that run related top-up degrees’ subject to entry requirements.

Alternatively, you may wish to go directly into employments working in the tourism and events industry, this course will help you towards your career goals. Upon successful completion of the course, students will achieve an overall classification of pass, merit or distinction.

What Happens Next

Applications to this full-time undergraduate course must be made through UCAS using the course code 008N institution code L36. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to Leicester College, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form via the College website, and we will process a UCAS application on your behalf.

Due to the nature of this programme, you may also be invited to attend an interview. Where necessary, other means of an interview (i.e. telephone, web-based) can be arranged.

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