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BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and Leadership

Three Year or Four Year (with Foundation) Degree

Hospitality Management and Leadership

The BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and Leadership programme is designed for students with an interest in both hospitality and events management. The modules provide a broad range of knowledge and skills that are required by professionals within these sectors.

This Hospitality Management and Leadership course seeks to encourage more self-managed learning through research and management reports, which will add value to your CV. The modules are typically more class based in that they require students to use theory and critically examine certain issues and topics. A combination of teaching approaches are employed including lectures, guest lectures, residential and day field trips, group and individual project work and student led seminars. The LCCA virtual learning environment, CANVAS, will be used to provide supportive material and communicate with students via announcements.

Additionally, this course encourages students to develop the skills and competences relevant to their roles as future managers in order to enhance employability, including interpersonal and transferable skills. To achieve this, the course is designed to enable students to identify and analyse appropriate techniques that are applicable in making management decisions at a strategic level as well as at tactical and operational levels. The course emphasises the requirements and challenges faced by business leaders and managers, taking into account the complex, dynamic and integrated nature of various factors which impinge upon management decisions. This Hospitality Management and Leadership degree covers wide range of modules including managing customer experience, event management, digital marketing, food culture and society, hospitality operations, marketing strategy and planning, entrepreneurship and creativity.




If you have not met the entry requirements for studying this course at Level 4, you still have the opportunity to study the degree by joining through the Foundation in Design and Creative Business (Level 3).


Tower Hill, London


February, June or September 2024


Three years (or four years with integrated Foundation in Design and Creative Business Pathway)

Direct entry

Direct entry is available for Year 2 and Year 3 of this programme

Study mode

Full-time, flexible learning - study on campus and online with classes available during the weekday, evenings and weekend

Awarding body

University for the Creative Arts

Tuition fees

UK/EU citizens - £9,250 per annum


SFE funding available

International / EU Applicants

If you are arriving after the UK has left the EU on January 1st 2021, you will require a visa to study in the UK, in which LCCA will not be able to sponsor you. To find out more information please visit apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

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Our Foundation in Design and Creative Business is dedicated to preparing you for a BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and Leadership degree. This course focuses on exploring innovation and problem solving in the context of creative business. Covering key business, management and marketing skills, you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and understanding to take your education to the next level.

You’ll engage in a series of independent and group projects, working on live briefs and developing essential business and communication skills. After exploring the range of pathways within creative business, we will support you in choosing which area you’d like to specialise in at undergraduate level.


At LCCA, we accept students who have decided to move on from their current institute to find a new place of study.

All of our UCA accredited UG degrees allow for direct entry onto the second year (Level 5) or third year (Level 6) of study depending on your existing qualifications. 

To verify if you qualify for direct entry, please contact us to discuss your admissions options.

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and Leadership


This 30-week course is designed to equip students with the academic skills and subject knowledge needed to progress on to study at undergraduate level. You’ll develop a unique portfolio of work throughout the course, helping you to progress onto a degree in any creative subject.

Stage 1
The first stage covers the key areas of related to your degree programme and will focus on either creative design or business. You’ll learn the theoretical knowledge and debates surrounding these disciplines and the historical and international contexts which underpin them. You will also will also being to build the foundations for studying at degree level.

Stage 2
This stage builds on the key research, analytical and reflective skills built in Stage 1. Students will also have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of study and focus on your chosen path within the creative arts or business.

Stage 3
Students undertake a self-directed, specialist project which will synthesise and conclude their newly learned knowledge. The Final Major Project consists of three units which include advanced language and study skills needed for progression onto an LCCA design or creative business undergraduate degree.


Modules include:

  • Introduction to Creative Business 
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Visual Culture
  • Final Major Project


Upon completion of level 4, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature and structure of the hospitality and service industry. You will have developed study and research skills to enable you to thrive in the hospitality industry. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Draw from a range of disciplinary approaches to describe and principles of hospitality management
  • Use case study materials to examine and explain technological, social, environmental and ethical issues and practices within varied international contexts
  • Describe the characteristics of the hospitality and service industry by exploring a range of industry structures and professional roles
  • Demonstrate and reflect upon learning experience in tourism and event management
  • Develop self-awareness and key transferable skills (study and employability) and reflect upon your own individual and teamwork skills/competencies and experiences
  • Devise creative and entrepreneurial responses to problems

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality: Concepts and Practices
  • Global Hospitality Environment
  • Hospitality Marketing and Customer Experience
  • Leadership, and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality Industry

You can choose 15 credits from these optional modules:

  • Event Venue and Promotional Management
  • Food Culture and Society
  • Managing Service Innovation


Upon completion of level 5, you will be able to demonstrate further development of your knowledge and experience. You will develop your understanding of the characteristics and context of decision making in the service sector. You will also enhance your research skills further, enabling you to design and undertake a dissertation. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply the principles and theory of hospitality and the service sector to a range of scenarios within varied international contexts
  • Understand the wider context of hospitality and event and evaluate the social, ethical and environmental impacts across a range of case studies
  • Assess practices and professional roles in the context of varied disciplines (marketing, management, technology, development and sustainability literatures)
  • Develop core skills and experiences required by the tourism and events sectors, i.e. communication skills, the ability to work independently and self critically, and the ability to work in teams to engage in collaborative problem solving
  • Develop an outward-looking focus, understanding how to market yourself and to manage your digital identity

Modules include:

  • Hospitality Finance in Market Context
  • Managing People – Contemporary Issues and Challenges
  • Hospitality Business Strategy and Decision Making
  • Live Creative Events Project

You can choose 15 credits from these optional modules:

  • Visual Merchandising and psychology in the service sector
  • Innovation and The Sustainable Organisation in the service sector


Upon completion of level 6, you will be able to demonstrate that you can use and integrate the range of knowledge and skills gained from previous levels in a practical context by taking an analytical approach to hospitality management and event management. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Use critical and creative thinking and analysis to challenge theoretical ideas and practice in hospitality and the service sector
  • Critically engage in global debates about the technological, social, environmental and ethical dimensions of tourism and events
  • Engage with relevant communities (professional, voluntary, virtual)
  • Use reflective practice and teamwork skills to consolidate graduate attributes and develop a professional profile (networking, volunteering, work experience)
  • Critically evaluate contemporary issues in the hospitality service through an in-depth study
  • Critically appraise creative and entrepreneurial solutions to the management of tourism and events

Modules include:

  • Hospitality Research Project 
  • Digital Marketing and Branding 
  • Sustainable Practices and Planning
  • Personal Brand and Career Planning 

Graduating with a hospitality management degree will provide you with a wide range of skills, suited to a number of different positions in the hospitality and tourism industry. You could consider the following roles:

  • Accommodation manager
  • Conference centre manager
  • Event manager
  • Hotel area manager
  • Hotel general manager
  • Hospitality manager
  • HR manager
  • Public house manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Tour manager/officer
  • Travel and tourism manager

Upon graduation, you may like to consider further study at postgraduate level on the MA in Fashion Business and Management course.

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The standard entry requirements* for this course are one of the following: 

  • 64 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 24 points from the International Baccalaureate, see more information about IB entry requirements

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).


The standard entry requirements* for this three-year BA (Hons) Hospitality Management course are one of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points 
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 27-30 points from the International Baccalaureate

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).


Other relevant and equivalent level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.

Why Study a BA in Hospitality Management and Leadership At LCCA

LCCA strives to provide its students with both academic excellence, career focus and a friendly environment across all disciplines. Our boutique campus is located in Tower Hill, London with a range of facilities and equipment, making it the perfect place to study.

LCCA offers students opportunities to engage with experts both on and off campus.

Our teachers are experts in their field and will enrich your learning experience, facilitating your access to the most current industry expertise and networks across their creative specialisms.

We provide a range of top undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are delivered in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts.


We provide dedicated facilities for students, helping them to produce work at an industry-level standard and preparing them for a bright future. These facilities are the reason why, upon graduation, our students feel prepared to start working from day one.

Our students have access to a range of specialist facilities across the college. These include:

  • Mac studios with 110 Apple iMacs: Software includes: GameMaker, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Access to WGSN – a leading trend forecasting company for fashion and design businesses
  • Reprographic services
  • 3D printers
  • Fashion studios with 24 industrial sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery sewing machines
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Art and Design Studio

Whether you’re completing your first degree or undertak­ing further study to progress your career or change your career direction, LCCA’s strong industry links and wide networks will help you develop your skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost your career opportunities.

·         Aitor Throup Studio LTD

·         Burberry

·         Calvin Klein Jeans

·         Chloé

·         Claret Press

·         Harrods

·         Hop Fashion

·         House of Fraser

·         James Lakeland

·         Jan Masny

·         Karen Millen

·         Christian Louboutin

·         Bartlett Mitchell

·         Boodica UK

·         Pringle of Scotland

·         Richard Boll

·         Soho House

·         Ted Baker

·         Tommy Hilfiger

·         YKK

·         Yulan Creative

·         Paul Smith

·         Louis Vuitton

·         Maria Grachvogel

·         Net-a-Porter

·         Little Wardrobe London Ltd

·         Claret Showroom

·         ZARA


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