According to Eventbright, “The events sector is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy in terms of direct spend by event delegates, attendees and organisers, an 8% rise on the previous report. A substantially higher figure is achieved once the wider economic impacts (indirect and induced spend plus accompanying persons spend) are included. The spend by those accompanying attendees at business events is worth an additional £7.7 billion”. With figures like that it’s not surprising that this is an area of huge employment and sustained growth in employment.
Applicants require 80 UCAS points at A’ Level or Level 3 equivalent. An interview will be required for those with non-comparable tourism/event led qualifications..
The Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an essay (1,500 words) which will be assessed and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
Lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student-led seminars, tutor-led seminars and peer support. Throughout the teaching the emphasis will be made on context and application of theory to practice in a tourism and business management environment. In the learning and teaching approach we will utilise the tourism teams experience and contacts throughout both the events and tourism industry both locally and internationally in the public and private sectors. The students will have the opportunity of producing ‘real life’ projects to benefit events in our locality which will hopefully be used by the local industry.
Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of business management within a tourism and business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.
Employability skills are embedded in the delivery, especially when considering the specific modules which develop both relevant tourism management skills along with general business management and marketing skills. This builds upon the work experience that the students already have having come on to the programme via the relevant Foundation Degree.