Validated by Sheffield Hallam University this course is designed for students who want to follow a management career within the events or tourism industry or progress to honours degree level within these areas. The course provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, industrial experience and personal capabilities required for employment at supervisory/junior management level within the exciting and fast changing events and tourism industry. It is suitable for mature or post-secondary education students and while some events or tourism related experience is an advantage it is not essential.
The course aims to develop students’ employability in the events and tourism sectors through long-term work-based learning with local organisations. It aims to develop a broad range of business skills through practical experience of event planning, organisation and management that are relevant to the changing business environment regionally and nationally and to widen participation, broaden students’ experience of tourism and foster an appreciation and understanding of other cultures and perspectives.
Year 1 (all mandatory modules):
A minimum of 120 (preferably 160) UCAS points are required for 2016/17 entry (for 2017/18 entry: 48, preferably 64 UCAS points) from A level or BTEC National Diploma. Applications are also welcome from mature students without the formal entry requirements.
The course is continually assessed through a variety of methods - mainly academic, including essays, reports, examinations and a research project alongside more practical tasks such as presentations, exhibitions and event organisation.
Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.
The offer made by the University will be subject to:
The course is taught over three days, usually Monday to Wednesday and students are expected to spend a further 25 hours on self-study per module, per semester. In addition students are required to spend a minimum of one day a week working, either on a voluntary basis or as a paid employee, for an events or tourism related organisation. Previous placements have included local hotels, events companies, travel agencies, record labels, tourist attractions, tourist information centres and destination marketing organisations. The course includes day trips and residential study visits* as well as talks by a range of outside speakers. Students will also be encouraged to utilise their summer vacations to broaden their travel and events experience.