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Leicester College

Tourism and Events Management

UCAS Code: 008N

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,E

Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English at grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This degree course will develop your knowledge of the travel and events industries from a management perspective. The course is designed for you to enhance your own managerial skills in order to progress into employment within these industries. Group sizes are maintained at manageable levels in order that students can gain maximum benefit from in-class discussions and on-course support. The course aims to give students a wide range of industry experience through guest speakers, trips and live projects with tourism providers. A two week work placement is scheduled in the second year of the course to complement your employability and build on the skills and knowledge delivered on the course. In previous years an arrangement through Erasmus+ was in place and Tourism students carried out their placement in Seville.
As a successful graduate from this programme you will be eligible to formally progress directly onto a BA (Hons) top-up year at Loughborough College, choosing either the BA (Hons) in Tourism Management or BA (Hons) in Events Management. You can also apply to other universities that run related top-up degrees subject to entry requirements. Universities may require you to also hold GCSE English and/or maths at 4/5 (C).

Modules

There are 8 mandatory units of study. These are: the Travel and tourism sector, Finance and funding in the travel and tourism industry, the Developing manager, Research project, Marketing in travel and tourism, Contemporary issues in travel and tourism, Sustainable tourism, Legislation and ethics in the travel and tourism sector. In addition, there are eight sector-specific units to study, which include Travel services, Visitor attraction management, Special interest tourism, and Tourist destinations. Work experience is part of this course and is optional.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment through the completion of and feedback on shorter tasks is used 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 include; report writing, market research, live projects, displays and work experience.

The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard university foundation degree classification system of distinction, merit and pass.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abbey Park Campus

Department:

Tourism

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