Module title: Business Skills for Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

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

Module code: TSM11121
Module leader: Ivana Rihova
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,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Barron
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic, how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of activities such as reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The online content will facilitate the development of key skills such as reflective learning and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are developed through completion of the assessment

Assessment
Self-assessment questions and Case Studies provide formative assessment. Summative assessment consist of End of Unit progress test; and formal coursework assessment.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for the online discussions where you will be required to source, analyse and present information. This is reinforced through the summative assessments in which the report draws on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials will be available through the VLE and you can format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis with the student concerned.

Internationalisation
Materials reference international examples and case studies. Online discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the diverse student body.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 20 1 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 60 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module covers the various issues involved in the planning, development and management of those events specifically designed for the tourism industry. Specifically, the module considers the sources of funding, budgetary and other financial issues associated with planning and managing an event for tourism; it examines the people skills, quality issues, employment contracts and other human resource development concerns that need to be taken into account by events managers and organisers within the tourism industry; it addresses logistical issues such as crowd control, venue selection, staging and lighting which must be addressed in event management for tourism; it considers the various aspects of risk management for events designed for tourism, specifically the financial, legal and ethical safeguards required.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically assess the financial issues involved in events planning and management for the tourism industry
LO2: Develop a critical understanding of the various human resource issues crucial to the planning and management of events for tourism
LO3: Critically evaluate the logistical aspects of event planning and management within a tourism industry context
LO4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of risk management issues relevant to the planning and management of events for tourism

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