This programme is designed for graduates and/or those with recent relevant professional experience to enhance their employability and effectiveness via the development of a range of cognitive, intellectual, practical, personal and interpersonal skills combined with knowledge about the hospitality and event industry. The award provides a contextual knowledge base from which students can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality and event organisations.
What happens on the course?
7LI010 Advanced Hotel and Accommodation Management
7LI016 Advanced Food and Beverage Studies
7LI006 Managing Events in a Digital World
This programme offers flexibility to student in terms of career choice and meets the industry demand because there is a wide appeal amongst employers for students who have both event and hospitality sectors knowledge and expertise. By completing the course you will also be entitled to apply for the MA Hospitality and Event Management within five years of completion offering a bite-size approach to those learners who are going back to formal education after a break. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.
In the first instance, the course by design offers an edge in that it enables students to have a wider range of employment sector outcomes in either more traditional hospitality careers, or the event management area. Employability is incorporated in all the modules seeking to engage students with hospitality and event management discourse for future employment and continuing personal and professional development. This course also prepares students who may want to run their own business in event planning, event catering, food service and wedding planning. Advanced Hotel and Accommodation Management (7LI010) for example includes life project simulation which requires student to engage with life location to develop a practically feasible project.
Students also have the option to progress to master’s degree, and subsequently postgraduate research degree if they so wish.
What skills will you gain?
Critically engage with hospitality and event management discourse for future employment or continuing personal and professional development.
Critically evaluate social, cultural, economic and technological trends in the leisure economy to effectively design and manage sustainable hospitality products/services
Synthesise an effective event plan through critical evaluation of current trends, event planning processes and event marketing in an advanced technology driven world.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Advanced Food and Beverage Studies
Wolverhampton City Campus
Advanced Hotel and Accommodation Management
Wolverhampton City Campus
Managing Events in a Digital World
Wolverhampton City Campus
The entry requirements for the PgC Hospitality and Event Management would include:
An undergraduate honours degree (2.2 minimum) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. It is recommended that applicants in this category speak to the course leader to discuss further before applying.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.