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Introduction

Course Title: FdA in Tourism Park Management
Course Code: OR086



The Foundation Degree in Tourism Park Management is a course designed specifically for the next generation of owners and managers in the UK tourism park industry. It is the only course in the UK that tailors standard business practices to holiday parks to ensure business continues to succeed. The course focuses on personal development within the tourism parks industry and aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge appropriate to management of a park. It enables learners to enhance career prospects and give them the academic depth to pursue further study should they wish. The course, which can be studied around work commitments, covers key topics from business strategy and legislation to managing health and safety and embracing new technology.

The range of units offered will provide the learner with underpinning knowledge and assist them to acknowledge their personal strengths and overcome their weaknesses. They will also acquire a range of transferable skills such as use of IT, conducting research and report writing. Each unit includes a week of teaching and an associated assignment to be completed between units.

Overview

Qualification

FdA in Tourism Park Management

Course Content

Business Strategy for the Tourism Park Industry
Marketing for Tourism Parks
Managing the Tourism Park Consumer
Managing Finance and Business Performance within Tourism Parks
Leadership and Management for Tourism Parks
Managing the Changing Legislation for Tourism Parks
Managing Tourism Parks through Technology
Business and Professional Development within the Tourism Park Industry
Managing Biodiversity in Tourism Parks - Research Skills
Work-based Learning - Managing Health and Safety in Tourism Parks
Specialist Research Project
Practical Business Development for Tourism Parks.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a minimum of two years related experience with evidence of prior academic learning and commitment of both student and employer Minimum of 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including maths and English or appropriate Key Skills Level 2.

Career Opportunities

This course is aimed at those already working within the tourism parks industry but may lead to further career development into business management roles. Progression is possible through other national universities and colleges to study to Level 6 (BA (Hons)) in Tourism or Business Management.