Undergraduate FdSc

Business and Hospitality Management (taught at salford City College)

Salford Business School



Two year


September 2019

Next enrolment

In a nutshell

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business practices central to the operation of all businesses as well as specialist knowledge and understanding related to hospitality management. 

On successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to join the final year at the University of Salford's main campus:

 Find out more about the benefits of studying at a partner college here.

You will:
  • learn core business management skills
  • learn specialist knowledge relating to hospitality management

students accepted

This is for you if...


you want to start to learn about hospitality management


you want to learn in small groups within a supportive environment


you are looking to progress onto the Honours degree programme at Salford Business School

Course details

All about the course

The programme covers general business management learning as well as specialist knowledge useful for jobs in the hospitality sector.

You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module.

The programme is taught at Salford City College's FutureSkills centre and awarded by the University of Salford.

On successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to join the final year at the University of Salford's main campus:

To find out more about this course, please visit the Salford City College website.

Year one

Principles of Food Preparation

This module will equip you with the ability to demonstrate due diligence in the selection, storage, preparation and production of food items. You will also apply and manage a number of processes relating to food preparation and cooking techniques.

Principles of Event Business

This module provides you with an introduction to functions of events business and gives you an insight into the market, promotion and sponsorship of events. You will develop an understanding of event operations as well as the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Principles of Accounting

This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.

Principles HRM

You will learn about the important contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational success in the UK and internationally.

Food and Beverage Service Operations

In Food and Beverage Service Operations you will develop an understanding of the factors that affect operations management within a variety of food and beverage contexts. You will also gain an awareness of the role and significance of procurement, logistics and supply chain management within food and beverage operations management.

Principles of Marketing

You will receive an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing - an essential service to the long-term prosperity of organisations and businesses - and apply these principles to real life situations.

Year two

Managing International Events

This module gives you an understanding of event management practices that are applicable in the international arena and covers the event planning process and role of suppliers in the industry. You will also develop an understanding of the techniques and processes used in evaluating operational issues from different stakeholder perspectives.

Legal Aspects for Business

This module introduces you to the operation of global legal systems and the areas of law that underpin the practice of effective business management. You will develop a working knowledge of law relating to contracts and their effective negotiation in different business environments.

Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning supports your learning in a professional context. The module will highlight the link between theory and work-base practice to improve your critical evaluation skills and enhance your professional development.

Managing Hospitality Enterprises

In this module you will explore the operational practices within a range of food and beverage outlets. You will develop an awareness of customer expectations and needs as well as beginning to apply supervisory and management skills through practical sessions.

Project Management

In the Project Management module, you’ll develop a critical understanding of effective project management within a global business context. The module facilitates an understanding of project management skills, techniques, methods and tools and their applications and limitations.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What Will I be Doing?

Teaching is in small groups. You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module.

Assessment methods include examination (including multiple choice and closed book exams), written coursework, presentations and practical assessments such as observations of work based practice.


Taught at FutureSkills, the HE centre in the heart of MediaCityUK.


What You Need To Know

Taught at FutureSkills, Salford City College in MediaCityUK

Course offers small class sizes, excellent teaching and competitive tuition fees

Develop your CV by engaging in a work based placement and supporting college music, media and hospitality events as part of your programme

Choose between further BSc Hons study or progressing directly into the work after two years of study.

The pre-checklist

English Language Requirements

Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Standard Entry Requirements


Grade C/4 or above at GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) in both Mathematics and English are required.

UCAS tariff points

64 points

Alternative Entry Requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home/EU 2019 £7,500per year
Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Enrolment dates

September 2019

September 2020

UCAS information

Course ID B248

Institution S03