|Location:||University Centre at Blackburn College|
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|Validated by:||Lancaster University|
|Study Mode:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Start Dates:||september 2019|
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This one year, full-time, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top Up) degree is for those students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in either Hospitality Management or Hospitality Management (Events Management) at the University Centre at Blackburn College. You will study subjects such as: Implementing Strategy and Managing Change, Strategic Market and Product Development in the Hospitality Industry and The Service Encounter, Hospitality Human Resource Management as well as completing a dissertation.
Students progressing from FdA Hospitality Management (Events Management) will be able to specialise in Events Management within the dissertation module. Students studying the BA (Hons) Top Up degree in Hospitality Management will be given excellent tutorial support which will guide the student through the programme of study.
The British Hospitality Association recognises the need for formal qualifications within hospitality management and as such students can use this resource when studying for the BA (Hons) Top Up degree in Hospitality Management. This support, combined with tutorial support through lectures, seminars, guest lectures, behind the scenes visits to hospitality establishments and residential stays, students will gain experience in a variety of specialisms within the industry.
- What will I study?
This one year Top-Up degree has a broad syllabus encompassing a mixture of practical and theoretical modules in the areas of hospitality management, hospitality operations and conference and event management. This programme is designed to provide graduates with the range of skills and knowledge required for management positions in the largest sector of employment in the UK. These skills enable graduates to develop into senior managers in a wide range of areas including employment in hotels, restaurants, licensed retail management, personnel and marketing in hospitality.
The top up programme involves completing a one year full-time programme. In order to complete the award of BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, students need to successfully complete 5 modules (120 credits). Students will study a dissertation modulew which is a year long module.
Level 6 modules include:
- Implementing Strategy and Managing Change
- Strategic Marketing and Product Development
- Hospitality Human Resource Management
- Hospitality Service Encounter
Download the Programme Specification for BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top Up). The Programme Specification will give you further information about the course structure, learning outcomes and detailed information about the assessment you can expect during the course.
- Entry Requirements
In order to join the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top Up) programme you will need to have successfully completed the Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA or the Hospitality Management (with Events Management) Foundation Degree FdA. If you have received less than a Merit grade overall in your Foundation Degree you will be required to attend a guidance interview first to ensure you are fully prepared for the Top Up programme. Additional preparation for study at the Top Up programme may be required.
- How will I be assessed?
Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.
Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.
Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.
Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
- Teaching and Learning
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team could include senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.
We endeavour to make timetables available one month before you start your course. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week.
You overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 15 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.
We have a dedicated Student Engagement Team who will be able to provide support in the following areas;
- Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- Written English
- Academic Writing (including referencing)
- Research Skills
- What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of the course, students can expect to move into Senior Management roles within Hotel and Catering Management, Event and Conference Management, Local Government, Restaurant Management, Hospitality Marketing or Further study to Master level. Graduates have also gone on to join Graduate Management Programmes and past graduates are currently working as the Head of E-Commerce for Karen Millen and as an Operations Manager at Marriott Hotels. A recent graduate joined the Graduate Management Team with Premier Inn Hotels - others moved into Nightclub Management, Live Events Management and gained personal licences for work in the pub sector.