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Event & Tourism Management Foundation Degree (Arts) (Sept'17)

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Course code: 7L88

Course category: Higher Education

End Qualification: Foundation Degree (Arts) Event & Tourism Management

This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Brighton MET

Course duration: 2 years

Course aims:
In this professionally-oriented course, core modules are studied from October to Easter to prepare students for their work experience. From Easter, all students undertake 20 weeks of work experience in the UK or abroad. Students have worked at Brighton visitor information centre, Universal Studios and Disney, Orlando, Florida, Brighton & Hove Council events team, Jury’s Inn, Brighton.

On their return in September, students choose from a range of options via which to specialise in various aspects of the industry.

On this course, delivered in the heart of Brighton, you'll learn how to apply management theory in practical placements and have collaborative working opportunities with other courses and events. The course also provides preparation for entry level management positions in the service sector.

Course content:
First Year – compulsory modules:

Event Industry
Tourism Industry
People & Organisations
Managing a Service Business
Relationship Management
Introduction to Research Methods & Preparation for Placement
Second Year – compulsory modules
Principles and Practice of Research Methods
Trends & Issues in Event & Tourism
Work Placement
Creative Business Planning

Second Year – optional modules
(subject to viable student numbers)

Research Project
Practical Project
Cost Accounting
Digital & Social Media Marketing
Managing People
Niche Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Managing Risks & Security in the Event Industry
Event Sponsorship & Fundraising

There is an industry panel comprised of event and tourism providers in the local area who meet students on a regular basis, informing the development and currency of the course.

Facilities for students:
Use of local event venues in the Brighton area. Up-to-date hospitality facilities. Extensive library facilities.
Higher Education Student Social and Study space, with individual and group workstations, large display screens iPads and kitchen facilities

The course is staffed by a team of lecturers who have extensive teaching and contemporary vocational experience. They have excellent links with hospitality & event providers in Brighton, nationally and internationally.

Assessment: Assessment will be varied and provide opportunities for development of analytical and presentation skills via essays, presentations, role-plays and debates. Individual and group projects provide graduated developmental opportunities for independent study. In some subjects examinations will be used to assess the acquisition of knowledge and to ensure a full range of assessment methods are experienced by students to prepare them for further study.

Entry Requirements:
UCAS Tariff: 48 points from a minimum of one 12-unit qualification or international equivalent
Or International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
And GCSE (min grade C or 4/5) at least three subjects including:
English language
Mathematics or a science or equivalent level 2 qualifications
A proven ability in spoken and written English. IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required for all the sub-skills elements, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and an equivalent overseas qualification.
Mature student entry is dependent on an individual's experience and qualifications.

For further information on entry requirements please see this page.

Progression and links:
Successful graduates may have the opportunity to progress to a top-up honours degree at the university.

Progression Routes into Employment:

All higher education courses at Brighton MET focus on improving the employment prospects of graduates. Curriculum content is designed to cover the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Learning and teaching strategies reflect the workplace, and students are prepared for employment through various methods including work placements, assessment tasks that mirror industry and career and personal development planning. Many of our teaching staff have industry backgrounds and maintain freelance careers. External examiners have consistently commended the College on how it prepares students for work.
The course provides a sound theoretical and practical foundation for management careers in the event and tourism industry. Recent employment examples include:

Various management positions within American Express, Brighton
Cabin crew Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Customer Services, British Airways
Artists liaison at Warner Brothers Music
Events co-ordinator at Credit Suisse, City of London
Sponsorship Services at MCC

Work experience opportunities:
20 weeks placement from Easter until September of first year of course

Tuition fees:
Most students will be eligible for a loan from Student Finance England to cover fee costs, so most students are not expected to pay tuition fees upfront. The fees for 2017/18 are £7750 for a Home/EU student and £9250 for an International student.

Although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton and Hove and the student. Courses may be subject to change.

Timetables are subject to change and you should check with your tutor prior to enrolment for the details of your timetable.