The programme has a longstanding industry reputation with nearly 30 years experience offering tourism-related programmes and industry placements. Student’s learning will focus from the outset on developing their professional skills, management understanding and academic knowledge in order to prepare them for a successful career in the Tourism Industry. This will include studying in-depth topics relating to Guest Service Excellence, Marketing and Social Media, Ethics and Sustainability, Heritage and Attraction Management. The students benefit from a close relationship with alumni, many of whom have highly successful careers in the industry & regularly return to network & share their experiences with current students. This is supported by close industry links including the opportunity to regularly undertake field study trips, behind the scenes industry visits and networking opportunities within the tourism industry in Wales and internationally. During their studies, students all take part in integral paid placements within the tourism industry in Wales, the UK or overseas. This provides an important opportunity to apply theory to workplace issues and strategically discuss solutions for work-based problems in the lecture theatre, as well as professionally preparing students for their future careers.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Hospitality and Guest Service Management (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Managing Tourism, Leisure and Events Organisations (20 credits; compulsory) • Niche Marketing and Social Media (20 credits; compulsory) • UK Tourism and Leisure Industry (20 credits; compulsory). Please note that the Level 4 exit award is titled: Certificate of Higher Education Travel, Tourism and Leisure Management. Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • International Travel Operations (20 credits; compulsory) • Operations Management for Tourism, Leisure and Events (20 credits; compulsory) • Professional Placement and Enterprise Project for Tourism, Events and Leisure (20 credits; compulsory) • Sustainable Global Tourism (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) • Crisis Management for Responsible Tourism and Events (20 credits; compulsory) • Festivals, Conventions and Events (20 credits; compulsory) • Heritage and Leisure Attraction Management (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Strategic Tourism, Events and Leisure Management (20 credits; compulsory).
The programme will be assessed through a structured mix of assessments which will include assignments, essays, planning and organising events, management reports, debates, industry presentations and field study work as well as development records, exams, reviews, DVD’s and blogs. Assessments will also aim to support the development in managing ICT, communication, numeracy, problem solving, interacting in teams, critical appraisal, self-management and leadership.
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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