Designed for students looking to broaden their horizons and to open up opportunities around the world, this top-up course is for those looking to progress into the travel and events industry. By covering tourism, events, management and academic research you will focus on widening your knowledge and experience in these areas ready for employment Designed for students looking to continue their education to a full BA (Hons) qualification, this top-up course aims to develop your knowledge from a management perspective, which will enhance your own leadership skills in order to progress into employment within these sectors. The course covers four main strands in equal proportions – tourism, events, management, and academic research, which aims to provide you with a broad base of knowledge and experience. With an aspirational focus on an evolving industry, this level of study will build upon the skills and knowledge you have gained in your previous courses and prepare you for employment in the tourism and events industry.
The leadership, management, and work-based project modules are specifically designed to develop the skills and knowledge gained from previous work placements. The work-based project modules will involve undertaking a placement with an employer, enabling you to develop experience in your preferred area. The research methods and dissertation module allow you to explore an area of your own personal interest. This may be tailored to your preferred career route, tourism or events, if you have one, or you may wish to take the opportunity to investigate a topic of interest. The remaining modules provide knowledge and skill development in either the tourism or events sectors, forming the theoretical basis from which you are able to develop their own interests in the rest of the programme. The content for the tourism-based modules, visitor attractions and cultural and heritage tourism, have been chosen to reflect the current market offering within Leicester but will include material that will be transferable to a range of different settings, both in the UK and abroad. The final module will cover events management and will develop knowledge of the events industry from the perspective of large scale global events. The practical elements of the module will see you creating your own event, from conception to completion, for a client. This will allow you to develop your skills in every aspect of the events field. The programme will run across three days a week, consisting of approx. 13 hours of classes per week and 10 to 16 hours of self-study per week. In addition to the main programme content, you will have a study skills workshop and also a regular 1:1 tutorial with the programme lead. There will be a combination of modules, with some running year long and others operating on a two-semester system.
Formal assessment will be completed through a number of shorter tasks to help build your academic knowledge and practice. There are a variety of graded summative assessment methods at module level utilised in this programme which includes; report writing, presentations, live projects and case studies. These assessments will count towards your final grade and on average there are one to two assessments for each module, spread throughout the academic year. The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard university degree classification system of first, upper second, lower second or third class.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Leicester College is not a Home Office Student Sponsor and does not accept applications from international students. We can only accept applications from students already resident in the UK. EU / EEA nationals resident in the UK must be able to demonstrate that they have gained either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Other non-UK nationals (apart from Irish nationals) must demonstrate they have valid UK residency / leave to remain in the UK to be considered for admission. Right to study in the UK does not automatically confer Home fee status and you may be required to undertake a fee status assessment to confirm your eligibility for student funding.
We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at degree level and, who can evidence relevant experience. Due to the nature of this programme, you may be invited to attend an interview. Where necessary other means of an interview (i.e. telephone, web-based) can be arranged.
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