Module title: Event Safety and Security

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM11117
Module leader: Jane Ali-Knight
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Ali-Knight
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

The teaching and learning approach of this module will encourage independent self centred learning challenging students to conceptualise, debate, critique and critically engage with event safety and security. Students throughout the programme will be encouraged to work together as this provides focus in the delivery of the theoretical concepts through the practical element at the end of the course. Through a constant dialogue focusing on leadership and management styles, how theory relates to practice and in the development of their own understanding of this complex area, students will synthesize the relevant aspects of the module and then deliver these in a practical manner. Lectures, tutorials and applied materials (contemporary case studies; inverted learning, scenario based learning and a/v materials) will be the central learning tools used for the module to encourage creative, reflective and active learning. Theory will be developed through a wide range of key texts, journal articles, case studies and on line resources enabling students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the subject area.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Employability skills will be enhanced due to the practical components of the module and the use of industry relevant examples and case studies. Interaction with industry will be developed throughout the module in the form of expert led guest lectures, collaborative working and involvement with industry seminars. This will enable the students to obtain a clear picture of working in the field and develop links with, and an understanding of safety and security in the events industry.

Assessment (Formative and Summative)

All assessment work links to the final assessment where the theoretical concepts are practiced through practical delivery of an Event Safety and Security scenario. The first assignment is a 40% 2,500 (max 2,750) word essay d

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 106
Independent Learning Guided independent study 58
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1-3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module broadly considers a range of factors focused on event safety and security these include, an understanding of the safety and security context events operate in, current Occupational Health and Safety legislation, licensing and insurance as it relates to the event industry; risk identification, assessment, management and monitoring; crowd management including how the crowded space is managed, the science of the crowded space and how this relates to human behaviour; the emergency phases and their relationship with the crowded space; decision making processes in high adrenaline working environment such as events, and how we apply effective event safety and security and dynamic principles to events and festivals in real time. The module also focuses on risk mitigation, contingency planning, business continuity and current thinking on this developing area.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate and critically assess the theoretical concepts explored in the module and to be able to apply these concepts in the event workplace
LO2: Synthesize the key concepts promoted in the module by delivering clear decision making aptitude throughout the applied delivery
LO3: Critically appraise the leadership styles denoted in the module to show a clear understanding of their use in all aspects of crowded space management

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