What opportunities will this course give me?

The UK is the 6th largest economy in the world. The sector employs over 570 million people within different types of businesses and organisations. The sector is worth 42.3 billion pounds and since 2015 the event industry has increased by 83%. There are now many opportunities for entrepreneurs and employees with a sound understanding of finance, marketing, sales and management, all of which are covered on Level 3 Media, Marketing and Event Management.

This programme aims to develop skills such as self- management, business and customer awareness, team-working and problem-solving. These are seen as key attributes that employers look for in potential employees.

Future career and progression routes can be into accountancy, marketing, human resources, logistics, law, administration and event management. Students could advance on to specific courses related to areas of interest or directly into industry. On completion of this programme, up to 168 UCAS points can be gained for entrance into Higher Education. Salary earnings can range from 21,000 per year working as an Event Organiser to in excess of 100,000 per year working as an Entrepreneur.

This qualification was set up to address the need for enterprise at level 3 as identified by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) in Enterprise: Unlocking the UKs Talent (March 2008).

What will I be learning?

This programme is ideally suited for those with a genuine interest in business enterprise and event management, but who also have the ability and determination to succeed on this academic programme. There is an expectation for all business enterprise and event management students to help out at college open events, fundraising opportunities, both at the college and external client based events.

This programme provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the wide and diverse nature of this growing sector. The programme retains a strong academic base, whilst including practical units and modules. You will need to be confident, self- motivated and a good communicator as this will stand you in good stead for your research work as well as your work placement.

You will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will also learn about the employment area you have chosen, and you develop the skills you need to start a career.

Students will develop both knowledge and understanding of the business enterprise and event management industries, as well as develop important practical and organisational skills to support their progression.

The programme is made up of a variety of practical and theoretical units with each worth a number of credits which will make up your final grade. The programme is made up of 12 units. The following are a sample of the units (it may vary each year):

-Developing a Marketing Campaign
-Business and Personal Finance
-Recruitment and Selection
-Principles of Management
-Business Decision Making
-Marketing Communications

The full two year qualification is equivalent to three A Levels, which means that, on completion of the programme, you can either choose to go into employment or into Higher Education.

Students are expected to organise, with our help, a relevant work placement each year. In addition to this, they are expected to help voluntarily at college enrichment events around the college and with the local community.

This two year programme offers progression from the Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in year one.

Why is this course for me?

Most units in this sector are internally assessed with the use of assignments and practical observation to provide the final summative assessment for each unit. Four of these units are externally assessed, with written exams, case and research study over two years.

Assessment is throughout the year for both practical and theory units using a variety of assessment methods and styles. Each assignment will be graded at Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D) level and contributes to the unit and overall programme grades, which could be PPP MMM, DDD for each A Level equivalent, or a mixed profile, e.g. PMM etc.

Each of the units will have between three to five assignments. These assignments may be reports, presentations, practical assessments or research projects. Attendance in the College is an average of 11 hours per week of contact time. In addition to this, it is expected for students to complete a further 8-12 hours of independent study both in college and at home.

What do I need to sign up?

You should have English and Maths at Grade 9-4 and a minimum of 2 other GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications such as BTEC Diplomas at Merit/Distinction levels will be considered. A proven record of good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and successful college interview are also required.

This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in Year One.

Is there anything else I need to know?

The programme offers the dedicated student a wealth of opportunities and experiences. Students must be prepared to apply academic as well as practical skills. Students are encouraged to take a full and active part in college life.

For students aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. For those aged 19+, fees may apply.

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EVMD Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,245.00 Apply now

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