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Hospitality with Events Management with Professional Placement

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: N895 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,D

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

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

PPP

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

56

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Hospitality

**OVERVIEW**
**Are you passionate about event hospitality? Then you’re in the right place. Birmingham is home to an array of major venues hosting a multitude of events, and supported by our excellent industry links in the local area – as well as across the UK and overseas – our Hospitality with Events Management foundation degree offers the perfect combination of training and practical experience to help get your career started.**

This strongly vocational hospitality course will help you develop both key hospitality management skills and an awareness of events provision and management, paving the way for you to enter a range of management careers in the international hospitality and events industry. Giving you a broad overview of the industry and how venues manage operations and events, you will put your theory into practice on a paid 12-month work placement, with opportunities available around the globe.

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our course will encourage you to develop specialist knowledge in a variety of areas, while the technical elements of the course will enable you to take advantage of our unparalleled hospitality restaurant facilities.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Work placement** – Experience the industry first-hand during your hospitality course through a paid 12-month placement, with opportunities to work around the world

- **Practical application** – Perfect your skills in a practical environment by working in our award-winning training restaurant

- **Specialise your studies** – Build specialist knowledge through a variety of optional modules such as gastronomy, sustainability or stadium and arena management

- **Industry approved** – Gain additional industry recognition by graduating with a qualification accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes

**FACILITIES**
University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food and hospitality training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills from serving fast food to silver service, while our industry standard kitchens provide you with a unique behind-the-scenes view of the hospitality and catering industry during your studies.

**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

**PLACEMENTS**
Our course features a paid 12-month work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees.

Employers we have worked with include Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina), Ritz Carlton (Naples, Florida and Colorado), Wequassett (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), The Savoy (London), The Peninsula (Hong Kong), Andrew Brownsword Hotels (whole collection), Fairmont St Andrews (Scotland), The Sea Pines Resort (South Carolina), Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa (Ireland), Ashford Castle (Ireland) and The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut).

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)

- Conference centre manager

- Event manager

- Catering manager

- Accommodation manager

- Marketing executive

Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**Year 1**

- Event Studies
- The Hospitality and Event Customer Experience
- Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
- People and Organisations
- Events Industry in Context
- Food, Beverage and Accommodation Applications
- Event Design

**Year 2 - Work Placement**

**Year 3**

- Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
- Management of Food and Beverage Operations
- Marketing Communications for Hospitality
- Research Principles
- Dynamics of Business Events

**Plus one option from:**

- Gastronomy
- Managing Pub and Bar Operations
- Training and Development Skills for Managers
- Gambling in the 21st Century
- Creative Design for Service Organisations
- Stadium and Arena Management

Assessment methods

**Teaching**

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 18 teaching contact hours, made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures
- Smaller group teaching - 4 hours in specialist UCB facilities, plus a further 3 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures
- Tutorials - 2 hours per week, including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials
- Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
- Industrial placement tutorial - 1 hour

**Individual study**

In addition you are likely to need to commit 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. Our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

**Assessment**

Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live hospitality event work and industry based assignments.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

- Coursework - 55%
- Practical Assessment - 37%
- Written Examination - 8%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment schedules will be issued to students at induction.

*UCB reserves the right to make changes to the programme content.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Business School - FdA/FdSc

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Hospitality

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

40%
UK students
60%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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