Tourism Management

Working in partnership with industry, our aim is to offer a space to reflect, debate and challenge the interrelationships between tourism, society, business and the environment.

Located in the heart of the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site our programmes and professional training and development courses are focused on developing the skills and expertise needed to maximise career potential in all sectors of the tourism industry.

Our team is made up of academic and industry professionals, from a range of sectors, providing excellent teaching quality and detailed knowledge of the visitor economy regionally, nationally and globally. Work with us to develop your qualifications, upskill your workforce, get updates on the visitor economy and to improve your business performance through research and innovation. 

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Introducing The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) Scheme from the University of Cumbria.

Hospitality or Tourism Employers can enrol new and/or existing employees on the University of Cumbria programme to the benefit of the business and employee. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) has been launched by The University of Cumbria as part of their portfolio of professional higher level and degree apprenticeships.

The course has been set up to address current Hospitality & Tourism industry needs:

Key benefits to the employer:

For more information about the course and the opportunities and benefits it poses for Employers and Employees, visit the link below.

Chartered Manager (Visitor Economy)

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We offer a broad portfolio of training and development opportunities designed to meet the needs and aspirations of individuals and businesses operating across the tourism, hospitality and events sectors. Our courses are delivered via a range of flexible learning methods allowing you to enhance your skills and knowledge without impacting on your existing commitments.

The tourism subject group offers a range of industry focused industry short courses that can help develop the skills and expertise of small business owners and employees working in the visitor economy. Courses focus on areas such as visitor engagement, innovation, events planning and sustainable practices and our team of experts can also work with you to create a bespoke training offer that fits with the your business needs. For the latest courses please go to our online shop.

MBA Tourism Management

The MBA uses an Applied Leaning approach with modules designed to reflect current academic thinking and existing industry practice as well as looking at how your course experience can be enriched through aligning your role in the curriculum more closely with real world situations.

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PG Cert in Tourism Management

The PG Certificate in Tourism Management has been designed in consultation with regional and national businesses from the visitor economy and representatives from Cumbria Tourist Board and will appeal to employees working in a range of sectors across the visitor economy.

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PG Diploma in Tourism Management

The PG Diploma in Tourism Management has been designed in consultation with regional and national businesses from the visitor economy and representatives from Cumbria Tourist Board and will appeal to employees working in a range of sectors across the visitor economy. The programme combines flexible pricing and study options that allow you to study at your own pace and achieve your educational aspirations without compromising work and family commitments.

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The University actively work with a number of partners across the sector to enhance research, knowledge transfer and currency of our programmes. The University are Strategic Partners of Cumbria Tourism working closely on product development, business support and skills development.

The University work closely with the Cumbria LEP to help shape the sector plan for Tourism and play an active role in the development of skills for the future workforce. Our work on skills and industry development has led us to be Associate Members of the Lake District Hotels Association.

Our innovation and knowledge transfer programmes are currently working with a range of business to promote innovation in products, services or solutions to foster economic growth.

The Barn, Rydal Road,
Ambleside, Cumbria,
LA22 9BB

Phone: 015394 30274
Fax: 015394 30371