Foundation Degree in Leisure Management

This programme is for applicants with an interest in leisure, travel and management that are keen to gain further knowledge and experience. Supervisors or middle managers currently working in the leisure industry may find the programme appealing for their own personal development.

What will I study?

The modules will include: 

Level Four

  • The function of human resources within organisations
  • Research methods and study skills
  • Introduction to marketing 
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Managing an enterprise project
  • Professional practice (work-based learning)

Level Five

  • Business environments 
  • Business ethics
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Group research project
  • Finance and accounting in the leisure service sector
  • Advanced professional practice (work-based learning)


The modules for 2018 entry are yet to be confirmed and minor modifications may take place. These will be confirmed when available.  

How will I be assessed?

The course will include a variety of assessment methods including essays, case studies, presentations, projects, portfolios, report writing and examinations. 

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

The programme content will be delivered through a combination of theoretical lectures and offsite visits and seminars with guest speakers from industry. Students will have the opportunity to work individually and as a group whilst gaining additional programme support via tutorial sessions. Vocational experience will be delivered within a work placement of the students’ choice.

Students are expected to complete independent learning whilst using the College’s virtual learning environment for
programme resources and interactive communication/support.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Entry requirements

  • 48 UCAS points from advanced level studies, Access to Higher Education or other relevant level three qualification


  • College interview

Applications from mature students will be viewed on an application by application basis.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

Successful students have the option of continuing their studies by applying for a level Six ‘Top Up’ programme within a related subject such as a BA (Hons) in Business Management, Travel and Tourism Management or Event Management. Students may also gain or continue employment in a range of professions within the leisure industry.

Additional information

The course information above is for guidance and may change. Please check our website or speak to a tutor for the approved course content.

Validated by the University of Hull.