Events and Hospitality Management FD of the Arts





About the course

This course has been designed to ensure that you gain a thorough grounding in key professional-based units within the events and hospitality areas as well as taking core skills and management units.

This course will equip you to be confident in applying your knowledge and understanding of events and hospitality management to the workplace and succeed in managing in what are recognised as dynamic and fast-paced environments.

You will have the opportunity to work directly in the industry throughout your course and build subject knowledge and develop events and hospitality management skills, together with the skills required for lifelong learning. This will prepare you for a range of careers.

The course emphasises applied knowledge and practices to develop your understanding of real life applications of theory to a range of experiences and behaviours that will assist you in your career choice.



Events and Hospitality Management - FD of the Arts - London Churchill College

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - N822
  • Campus Location - London Churchill College
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

The course has been designed to give you a thorough grounding in key professional based units within events and hospitality areas and management units. Academic theory is integrated with real world practice, building upon any work experience you already have to improve your employability and career prospects



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Events Planning And Operations (TAL026-1) Compulsory
  • Financial Management In Events And Hospitality (TAL027-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Marketing Management (BBS009-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Academic Study And Work-Based Learning In Events And Hospitality Management (TAL024-1) Compulsory
  • The Events And Hospitality Industries (TAL025-1) Compulsory
  • Conference And Banqueting Management (TAL040-2) Compulsory
  • Events And Hospitality Management In Context (TAL038-2) Compulsory
  • Events And Urban Regeneration (TAL028-2) Compulsory
  • Managing Projects In The Events And Hospitality Workplace (TAL037-2) Compulsory
  • Managing The Service And Hospitality Sector (Hrm) (TAL020-2) Compulsory
  • Risk And Crisis Management In Events Management (TAL039-2) Compulsory



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How will I be assessed?

The course assessment strategy is closely aligned to the course learning outcomes and educational aims of the course with a range of assessment types and methods used. You will be expected to complete two or three summative assessments per unit to demonstrate that you have met the unit learning outcomes, the number of assessments dependent upon on the number of credits allocated to the unit and length of unit.

You will encounter many different kinds of summative assessment methods to ensure the validity and fairness of the assessment and to take on board appropriateness of assessments being used in a foundation degree. The assessment of any work-related or based learning units for example, will usually assess knowledge and skills required by employers in the sector and thus, whilst the tutor is the main marker, there will be often input from the employer, supervisor or work place mentor during the assessment process dependent upon specific arrangements made in the unit. You will also be assessed in your ability to become an independent learner, to reflect and to self-appraise practice. This will entail some form of diagnostic assessment, for example, self-assessment in assessing your current knowledge and skills that forms a part of a portfolio of your learning and progress in the first year. In the second year the focus turns to evaluating your development, to allow your tutors to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned.

The course uses a wide range of assessments for example, action plans, reports, case studies, posters, portfolios, self-reviews, oral presentations, and examinations.

Most units include elements of individual and group activity to reflect the type of work undertaken in management though if group work is used as part of the units assessment strategy, it is mainly individually assessed. Thus, it is important that group work forms part of the experience of the assessment but your individual contribution may be what is assessed and/or a reflection on the process and learning from collaborative work.

All coursework has an assignment brief, with grading criteria, which is issued to you, normally at the beginning of the unit, but at least within an appropriate period prior to the deadline.

To help you succeed in the summative assessments, several units employ zero-weighted formative assessment opportunities to enable you to gain feedback from your lecturer, and on occasions, peers, aimed at supporting your learning and progress towards the summative assessments. Your work will be marked against a level specific marking grid and for the majority of assessment types you are given advice on your strengths and areas for improvement. Such advice should then be fed into your subsequent assignments to form a gradual building of knowledge, demand and application.

You will be required to ensure that the work you submit for assessment is your own. All coursework submitted is subject to university procedures for the detection of plagiarism. You will be introduced to the Universitys Academic Integrity Resource (AIR) in one of the courses key early units `Introduction to Academic Study and Work-based learning in Events and Hospitality Management. The AIR is a resource that has been designed to make students aware of good academic practice. This includes an awareness of plagiarism and referencing processes, amongst many other things.

Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Students will be expected to undertake work-based learning as required by individual units, which can include paid employment, voluntary work and/or internship.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The course seeks to utilise and build upon your work experiences by focusing your learning on developing further skills and knowledge to enable you to apply that learning to your working environment and succeed when working in the events and hospitality industries. The course will help develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of events and hospitality management subjects and topics supported by invaluable inputs by employers with guest lectures and trips and visits to venues and organisations.

There is a close relationship between practice, theory and vocational considerations throughout the course with an emphasis on applying theory to practice through work-based learning. Your employability will be developed by involving you in the application of concepts and theories in industry-related scenarios and practice-based experiences (e.g. case studies drawn from industry and real life briefs put together by event practitioners) culminating in your second year of study by a 30 credit work-based learning unit `Managing Projects in the Events and Hospitality Workplace.

You will develop management skills and knowledge throughout the course e.g. decision making skills based on analysis of research; problem solving through data handling and analysis. One of the critical skills sought by employers, in potential employees is the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to achieve objectives through managing teams effectively. As such, the course places emphasis on group working and giving you the opportunity to experience team working in most units.

Many of the opportunities to be found in the Department of Business Systems and Operations employability maps (http://www.beds.ac.uk/student-experience2/studying-at-bedfordshire/getting-ready-for-work/employable/university-of-bedfordshire-business-school) are also available to students studying at a college. The Employability Maps for `Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality and `Business Management show the activities and opportunities available to aid students in building the skills required for the career paths they are seeking in four domains:

  • Personal and Professional Development e.g. self-assessment and reflective learning (curricular); professional skills workshops (co-curricular); community volunteering (Extra-curricular)
  • Professional Recognition and Endorsement e.g. presentations evaluated by business clients and practitioners (curricular); employers guest lectures (co-curricular) (Extra-curricular)
  • Portfolio Experience; e.g. stage real events (curricular); engagement with business (co-curricular); student societies (Extra-curricular)
  • Practitioner and Transferable Skills e.g. presentation skills developed (curricular); student representatives (co-curricular); careers and employability service (Extra-curricular)



Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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