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This dedicated foundation year delivers a solid grounding in the fundamentals of academic study, as well as in the foundations of the tourism and events industries – providing a smooth progression onto the degree of your choice in festivals, event, travel and tourism or airline and airport management. An essential stepping stone on your tourism or events career, the course delivers a broad foundation that covers business, management, and more industry-specific topics, taught by active and experienced experts from a range of relevant disciplines, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with you. You will explore real scenarios and case studies, and learn to apply the theory you learn in order to analyse problems and develop practical, real-world solutions. And when you progress onto one of our specialist degrees, you will have plenty of options to develop first-hand practical experience in your chosen industry – from designing and delivering events to embedded work placements with local or international organisations, and more. Festivals and events students had exciting CV enhancing paid placements at major festivals such as Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading, Latitude and more in 2019, while tourism students get to take part in a cruise as part of their course. We have strong links with major events, hospitality and tourism-related employers such as LiveNation, Cunard, Glastonbury Festival, Carnival P&O, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and local and national airports – while our in-house student led and student run events management agency, Solent Works, offers plenty of chances for events students to polish their professional skills and build a network of professional connections in the real world. International study or work placement embedded into second year of study for six months or whole year on tourism and air degrees. What does this course lead to? This course will prepare you for an exciting and varied career within the air travel, tourism, or festival and event management industries. Solent graduates from these disciplines have gone into management jobs with leading cruise specialists such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, or found permanent positions with event organisations and venue finders. Others have pursued a career in business event management, or heritage and cultural venues such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, while others have set up their own businesses to freelance around the world. Who is this course for? The Tourism and Event Foundation Year is ideally suited for those seeking to develop their all-round management and interpersonal skills with the aim of pursuing a career in leisure, events, festivals or travel and tourism. If you are not quite yet sure which of these industries is for you, this foundation year will allow you to explore your options while still developing industry recognised skills. There is no requirement to have previously studied a relevant tourism or events subject, but an interest in the local, national and international industries – and a desire to learn more – is essential.
FOUNDATION MODULES Fundamentals of Business Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Personal Knowledge for Personal Growing FEAT in the 21st Century The Culture Economy The Leisure Industry These modules give you a combined insight into all aspects of business from innovation and enterprise to modern leadership. Personal knowing develops your self-awareness as a future manager and helps you identify your key strengths as well as build up your overall professional profile. FEAT will give you a taste of the four sectors of festivals, events, air travel and tourism. Delivered by our in-house specialist and your future tutors this module gives you a chance to try out the different sectors and help you make an informed decision for your progression onto undergraduate study. Remaining modules explore and introduce the breadth of the leisure industry and its impact as well as looking forward to future developments in culture and hospitality. If you successfully complete the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the BSc (Hons) International Airline and Airport Management degree course. Please note that some of the modules below may change. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Introduction to Travel and Tourism Introduction to the Airline and Airport Industry Academic and Employability Skills for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism Marketing for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism Introduction to Organisations and Finance Global Travel and Tourism with Field Trip YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Sustainable Economics for Tourism and Air Travel Airport Operation Management and Field Trip Airline Management and Organisation Festivals, Events, Tourism and Air Research Skills Relationship Marketing in the Digital Era Tourism and Destination Management and Planning YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Study Abroad - Semester Study Abroad - Year Work Placement YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Contemporary Issues in Global Aviation and Tourism Risk and Crisis Management Strategic Management in Global Aviation and Tourism YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Dissertation for Festival, Events, Air and Tourism Consultancy Project International Hospitality and Resort Management International Marketing for Tourism and Air Business Start Up Intercultural Competence for 21st Century Managers
The range of assessments is designed to allow you to showcase a range of skills and abilities that you will need in the 21st Century. As well as traditional assessment methods such as reports, essays and portfolios that demonstrate your analysis, research and written skills, you will be assessed through more creative methods such as videos, pitches and posters. We have balanced the amount of individual work and group; focusing on group work during formative assessment to help you develop your teamworking and get real-world experience, while the majority of final assessments are individual pieces.
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||71||71 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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