Hospitality and Events Management - Foundation Degree
Course Code: TH1HE146
UCAS Code: NN8F
Hospitality and Events Management provides a dynamic and evolving environment that serves people across the international spectrum, people work hard and expect to be treated well with optimum customer service during their leisure time. The United Kingdom cherishes a positive world reputation of delivering hospitality and for many, Blackpool is a place historically, where it all began. There are many careers in this vocational area across the spectrum and business enterprise and innovation are key to a successful career. If you are a people person who enjoys challenge, and hospitality comes naturally to you then our course will be just what you are looking for, studying with us a degree by the sea.
Our Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Events Management aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills, interests and abilities needed to compete successfully for employment in a variety of managerial/supervisory jobs within the hospitality and events industry. You will gain a thorough insight into all aspects of the sector with the added bonus of learning in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment. A major focus of this course is on developing a deep understanding of the industry and its customers, which will prove invaluable when it comes to seeking employment and/or promotion.
Unique features of the programme include; employer involvement through the visiting speakers, industry visits and contextualised assessments; the opportunity to engage in cross cultural debates and to explore the management implications of cultural diversity; the opportunity to gain the experience of learning in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment; and the flexibility to engage in social and industry networking
A minimum of 80 UCAS points or an equivalent qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.
Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.
Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Customer Care and Service Quality||TH4MD226||20||Mandatory|
|Food and Beverage Management||TH4MD230||20||Mandatory|
|Intro to Management||TH4MD232||20||Mandatory|
|Intro to Events||TH4MD229||20||Mandatory|
|Academic and Digital Literacy Humanities||TH4MD279||20||Mandatory|
|Intro to Hospitality Operations||TH4MD228||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Live Event Project||TH5MD241||20||Mandatory|
|Work Based and Placement Learning||TH5MD236||20||Mandatory|
|Business and Enterprise||TH5MD239||20||Mandatory|
|Hospitality and Events Planning||TH5MD238||20||Mandatory|
Teaching and Learning Methods
Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.
Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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