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Hospitality & Tourism Management (Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship)

Hospitality & Catering

Course Overview

Widely recognised as the best combination of on the job training and higher level study. The programme enables employees to undertake a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management awarded by UU while in employment. Please note - you must upload a CV and personal statement in support of your application.A number of trips are organised as part of the programme which incur a financial cost to the Student. Additional qualifications to enhance skills for employment may be included in the course and fees associated with these are the responsibility of the student/employer.Day trips, site visits and guest speakers play an important part of the programme along with additional qualifications to enhance employability and individual skills sets and it is recommended that all aspects are engaged with throughout the entire programme of study.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2.5 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Events Operations
  • Introduction to Worked Based Learning
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Food and Beverage Service Operations
  • Facilities Operations
  • Managing Financial Performance
  • Management in Action
  • Employability Skills
  • Work Based Learning in Practice
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • A range of modules will be taken across the course duration
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

64 UCAS Tariff points + GCSE Maths Grade C or equivalent (e.g. Essential Skills Level 2 Numeracy) AND GCSE English Grade C or equivalent (e.g. Essential Skills Level 2 Communication)

ROI Requirements

ILC - 64 UCAS Points plus OLC (Grade 04 or above) in English and Maths; Access - 50% (which includes Level 2 Communications and Mathematics).

Work Placement

You will need to be in employment or about to take up employment in a company relevant to your chosen profession. You can be an existing employee upskilling and moving to a new job role or a newly recruited employee taking up a permanent contract of employment.

What's Next?

Further Study

If pathways to HLA level 6 - 7 studies exist then participants may wish to consider continuing their progression as a Higher Level Apprentice. Successful completion of the Foundation Degree with appropriate grades provides HLA students the opportunity to progress to the BSc Hons International Hospitality Management at Ulster University or a similar degree at another Higher Education Institution or University. Exemptions for modules already achieved will be determined by the specific degree applied to as well as the Universities regulations in relation to exemptions.

Career Prospects

Progression to higher level study.


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    Apprenticeships differ from school because you can actually earn a wage while gaining your qualifications.
    Declan McEleney (ApprenticeshipNI Welding)
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    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
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