In Year 1 you will be taking on courses which will provide you with awareness and introduction to the events and venues industry and also, work on skills of professional development, project management and finance. You will also, undertake 50 hours of mandatory work placement in the Year 1 for your work based learning.
Personal and Professional Development
The course aims to increase students' employability in the events and venues sector, by developing personal and professional skills. Students will be provided with the skills to help them critically reflect on their personal and professional development and will produce an Event Professional Portfolio.
To gain awareness of the different cultural backgrounds within which events and venues management can be located. Learners will be introduced to important tools for cultural analysis. By using PESTEL, the Cultural Web and Hofstede’s framework for cultural analysis, learners will increase their understanding of local and international cultural contexts for business. This will increase student employability within the global and international events environment.
Occupational Safety Management
The Occupational Safety Management course allow students to explore the relationship between the management of Occupational Health & Safety, Event & Venue Security, Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning, as well as developing the abilities required to enable students to demonstrate practical application of these skills
Events Project Management
The aim of this Event Project Management course is to introduce students to the important roles and responsibilities of Event Project Managers in a rapidly growing hospitality and entertainment industry. They will have opportunities to explore and appreciate the complex relationships involved in event management. This will enhance their understanding of events and hospitality sector in Greenwich, London and other parts of the world.
Finance and Funding
The aim of this Finance and funding in the Event and Venue course is to introduce students to the important aspects of financial planning and management. This will require students to be able to produce basic accounts associated with an event and to learn how to interpret business accounts and budgets and analysing profit/loss and cost concepts. This will allow them to understand some of the expectations of business owners and stakeholders, and enable them to source appropriate funding to achieve short and long-term goals of Events and venues business operations
Work Based Learning Project 1
Students will be required to carry out research and activities within their work setting to demonstrate a full understanding of the links between theory and practice. Student are expected to undertake and evidence 50 hours of work placement in Year 1 to support the development of their worked-based learning project.
The Year 2 will focus on further developing your knowledge and skills on local, national and international events and venues industry and also, equip with skills of leadership and management and entrepreneurship. You will undertake 100 hours of mandatory work placement in this year for your work based learning. You will undertake the following modules in Year 2:
Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
The aims of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy are to provide learners with opportunities to research their business idea within the framework of a Business Plan. Learners will investigate their own start up using ideas from finance and marketing. The local Greenwich SME business environment will be investigated as a context for the start up.
The aim of this module is to explore and understand the types and nature of international events and their impact on local, host and global communities. It also examines the political, social and economic impact of these mega-events. The involvement of stakeholders and various marketing strategies used to achieve maximum leverage for the events. Also, the module analysis the environmental and financial challenges encountered by organisers.
Leadership and Management
The aim of this Introduction to Leadership and Management in Events Industry course is to introduce students to the principles and practical implication of Leadership and Management. Students will be able to explore the impacts of Motivation, Teamwork, Leadership styles and conflict management on Leadership and Management in the Events and Venues context. They will also achieve a working knowledge of the legal framework that affects the employer relationship particularly as it relates to Events and Venues Industry.
Marketing Concepts and Events
Effective marketing is a critical factor in today’s market place. This module provides an insight into the principles and practices of marketing as it pertains to events and venues management. Learners will cover the concepts and principles of marketing, the marketing mix, promotional mix, marketing planning and consumer behaviour.
Work Based Learning Project 2
The aims and objectives of this course are devised by the students in a project outline. Each student will identify a project related to a particular issue or practice in the workplace, relating to their Venues, Events and Hospitality Management studies. The project outline will briefly set out the focus of the portfolio, including: methodology, scope, timescale, activities and method. Participants will be required to show that the project has utility in the workplace. Student are expected to undertake and evidence 100 hours of work placement in Year 1 to support the development of their worked-based learning project.