FdA Events Management

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Events Management - FdA
Code N8S2
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 5
Course type Full Time

Overview

The events industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic industries not just in the UK but worldwide. The events industry along with the tourism industry is of vital importance to the local North East Lincolnshire economy with visitor numbers of five million generating over £200 million to the local economy. It’s a multi-disciplinary industry centred round the seaside town of Cleethorpes and beyond. Incorporating coast and countryside.

This industry is eager to employ qualified individuals that can demonstrate a capacity for management. This Foundation Degree has been developed through consultation with local, national and international employers and has been specifically designed with the needs of the local and national industry in mind. The programme focuses on developing practical skills that will enable students to achieve both career goals and personal goals in particular the opportunity to progress to the BA Tourism and Business Management Top Up degree at UCG.

More information about this Foundation Degree and the Top up to a BA is available on the website - https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=Business

Applications can be made to this Foundation degree on the UCAS website - https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/5a743e21-7419-9461-c993-3ab4657d40a3?academicYearId=2021

The aims of the programme are to enable the students to enter the dynamic and ever growing events industry, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, at management level. The team have looked at the major issues and changes that have impacted upon the events industry, especially within the UK but at an international level as well. We have developed close links with the NELC’s tourism and events team, and this is reflected within the development of the programme, along with many tourism-based organisations locally and internationally. These links will be utilised through guest lectures and other opportunities locally.

Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.

Details

In this programme students will develop the skills that future tourism managers will need to develop their own businesses or organisations that they work for including digital-marketing, financial management, tourism planning and regeneration seaside, coastal and rural tourism management special interest tourism and how this relates to the modern tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.

How will it be delivered?

Lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student-led seminars, tutor-led seminars and peer support. Throughout the teaching the emphasis will be made on context and application of theory to practice in a tourism and business management environment. In the learning and teaching approach we will utilise the tourism teams experience and contacts throughout both the events and tourism industry both locally and internationally in the public and private sectors. The students will have the opportunity of producing ‘real life’ projects to benefit events in our locality which will hopefully be used by the local industry.

The assessment is a mixture of practical and academic work which includes individual or group reports, essays or individual or group presentations amongst other methods.

Entry requirements

A standard offer will be 80 UCAS points at A’ Level or Level 3 equivalent.

An interview will be required for those with non-comparable tourism/event led qualifications. The Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an essay (1,500 words) which will be assessed and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Your next steps...

Graduates from this programme normally go into lower level managerial positions within the wider events and tourism industry both locally and nationally or progress onto the Ba Tourism and Business Top Up at the University Centre Grimsby.

Many students also gain employment within the general business sector local, nationally or internationally. We have had previous students who have set up their own events companies which include music events and wedding planners.