About the BA (Hons) Tourism and Business Management Top-up programme
The tourism and events industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic industries worldwide. In the UK it covers music festivals, such as various festivals each summer, to world famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The tourism and events industry is predicted to be worth £257 billion to the British economy by 2025 (Visit Britain).
The industry is of vital importance to the local North East Lincolnshire economy with visitor numbers of five million generating over £200 million to the local economy. It’s a multi-disciplinary industry centred round the seaside town of Cleethorpes.
Why don’t you be part of this vibrant expanding industry, and undertake one of our top-up degrees in tourism and business management at the purpose built University Centre Grimsby.
Successful completion of 240 credits at level 4 and 5; e.g. Foundation Degree in relevant area such as FdA Tourism Management; or FdA Events Management (or other relevant Foundation Degree) with a 50% average at level 5.
Students must also complete the Bridging Unit prior to commencing the programme; completion of this unit will ensure that students who may have been out of education for some time, or who achieved a level 4/5 qualification with no research element at level 5, are still able to commence their level 6 studies with confidence.
What you will learn
- Event Based Tourism (20 Credits)
- Management of the Tourism Environment (20 Credits)
- Management Consultancy (20 Credits)
- Digital Marketing (20 Credits)
- Dissertation (40 Credits)
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve. We will advise you of these changes once they are completed.
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 the 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 tourism in our locality which will hopefully be used by the local tourism industry. The opportunity for this is in both the Management of the Tourism Environment module; and Event Based Tourism module.
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.
Graduates from this programme normally go into managerial positions within the wider tourism industry both locally and nationally. However, many students gain employment within the general business sector from banking to HR. We have had previous students who have worked within airline management locally at Humberside Airport, some who have entered hotel management both in Cleethorpes, Nationally and internationally. We have had previous students who have become resort managers, and public sector tourism professionals.