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FdSC Events & Tourism Management
Qualification:
 
Starts:
12/09/2016 
Ends:
14/06/2017 
Weeks:
32 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Wed 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Aviation, Tourism & Events 
UCAS Code:
N8N2 
Course Code:
CFHTM1A 
 
Entry Requirements
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. 

All prospective students will be expected to attend an interview for a place on the course. Students wishing to progress to Sheffield Hallam University to complete an honours degree will need GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). International applicants must have an IELT score of level 6 or above.
 
 

Events & Tourism Management Foundation Degree

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.


About the Course

Course Aims:
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.


Key Units

Year 1 (all mandatory modules):

  • The Geography of Tourism
  • Business Enterprise Management
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Work Based Learning and Professional Development
  • Marketing and Customer Care
  • Contemporary Issues in the Media
  • Law for Events and Tourism
  • Community Festivals and Events
Year 2 (all mandatory modules):
  • Tourism Planning in Developing Countries
  • Research Project
  • Events Planning and Management
  • Work based Learning and Employability
  • Structure of the UK Tourism Industry
  • Heritage Management and Interpretation
  • Specialist Tourism
  • Destination Marketing
  • Music and Arts Festival Management



Entry Requirements

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. 


All prospective students will be expected to attend an interview for a place on the course. Students wishing to progress to Sheffield Hallam University to complete an honours degree will need GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent qualifications). International applicants must have an IELT score of level 6 or above.


Assessment

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.


Where does this Lead

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:

  • successful completion of the foundation degree programme
  • submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
  • satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions (http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/17.html).

Alternatively, students can apply to top up courses in related subjects at other universities. Some students choose to progress into employment immediately following their foundation degree which is made easier due to their two years placement experience.


Tell Me More

Attendance:
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. 


Please click the following link for information regarding fees: http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/uni-level-fees 

If you have any further queries please email the Higher Education Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in together with a brief summary of your query or alternatively call the College on 0114 260 2600.