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Event Management & Hospitality Extended Diploma Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study. This course has been designed to introduce you to the exciting and expanding world of Event & Hospitality Management with areas of study including the Hospitality Industry, Event Organisation, Planning & Managing an Event and Marketing for Hospitality. As part of the programme you will demonstrate effective event management skills by planning, setting up and running your own events as well as investigating and developing the key skills needed for this fast- paced and fun industry. You will have the opportunity to complete a 315 hour industry placement programme, working for a business in the industry.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course is equivalent to three A-Level grades (A*-C) and provides you with a practical insight into the world of Event & Hospitality Management. The units include:
    • The Hospitality Industry
    • Providing Customer Service in Hospitality
    • Financial Control in Hospitality
    • Supervisory Skills in the Hospitality Industry
    • E-Business for Hospitality
    • Promotional Skills for Hospitality
    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3. The course will be delivered by experienced tutors with first-hand experience from the industry. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national event management companies, meet guest speakers from these businesses, enjoy visits to their place of work and take part in events. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete relevant work experience.
    Elements of study
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 9-4 including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
    • Practical activities
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Role play
    • Exam (one online, one written)
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to Higher Education and study Event & Hospitality related courses. Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Events Management Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Events Organiser.
    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Conference & Event Planner where you can earn between £16,000 to £35,000 a year, depending on experience
    • Project Manager where you can earn between £30,000 to £50,000 a year, depending on experience
    • Sales Manager where you can earn between £18,000 to £35,000 a year, depending on experience
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Guest speaker sessions from local entrepreneurs
    • Working to live business briefs including at the University of Bolton Stadium and Bolton Food & Drinks Festival
    • Annual enterprise challenge/competition
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development. You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work. You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts. Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature Restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    13.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    35 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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