BA Hons Tourism and Leisure Management

BA Hons Tourism and Leisure Management

Study tourism and leisure management at The University of Huddersfield with Andrew Jenkins. Gain practical skills and knowledge for a successful career in the industry.

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Slide1BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Tourism and Leisure Management Andrew Jenkins The University of Huddersfield

Slide2BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Why Huddersfield? • An established track record in teaching management • Rated Excellent by QAA • Rated 3 rd  in the Guardian • Strong Links with Industry • Essential Equipment Costs paid by the University • No charge for the first year field trip (students cover food costs) • No Fees for SWE • UK & International Work Experience

Slide3BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Why Study Tourism and Leisure Management? • The Tourism and Leisure industry is a global industry • It is a high growth industry and contributes 10% of UK GDP • The industry employs over 3 million people in the UK • The industry needs well-qualified graduates for supervisory and management positions

Slide4BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Aims of the Course • To prepare students for managerial careers in the tourism and leisure industry in the widest sense • To produce graduates who are familiar with functional specialisms at unit and corporate management level • To develop students’ ability to select and practice operational and managerial skills and techniques appropriate to a variety of tourism and leisure businesses

Slide5BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Aims of the Course • To develop students’ awareness and abilities to understand and use information technology for clerical, tactical and strategic purposes • To produce students who can communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of methods and develop the ability to select the most appropriate medium for communication

Slide6BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Aims of the Course • To develop students’ ability to think creatively, analytically and critically and from this develop practical solutions to a wide range of  business problems • To produce students who can work independently and in collaboration with others and for them to recognise the appropriateness of both

Slide7BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • The  Tourism Industry  is very varied • Tour operators create, arrange and operate tailor-made tours and travel programmes which they market to the customer either through travel agencies or directly via websites, TV adverts and call centres. • The four major companies are: Thomson Thomas Cook, MyTravel and First Choice.

Slide8BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • Travel agents. On the typical high street, retail travel agents provide a link between customers and tour operators. • These range from the large well-known chains, e.g. Lunn Poly, to owner- managed independent offices.

Slide9BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • Tourist boards – There are four tourist boards in the UK: – VisitBritain  (formerly the English Tourism Council and the British Tourist Authority); – VisitScotland  (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board); – Northern Ireland Tourist Board; – Wales Tourist Board

Slide10BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • There are approximately 560 tourist information centres in England, 150 in Scotland, 62 in Wales and 26 in Northern Ireland. • Their staff offer assistance with accommodation and sightseeing to visitors from home and abroad.

Slide11BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • Transport providers include airlines, shipping companies, cruise companies, railways and coach operators. • The  Leisure Industry  consists of the health and fitness, betting and gambling, and sports and recreation sectors.

Slide12BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • The recreation sector includes museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and the countryside • The sports sector contains football (the most popular spectator sport in the UK) and walking (the number one participant sport in the UK)

Slide13BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement The Tourism and Leisure Industry • In 2003, the estimated value of the gambling industry was £8 billion. • The industry provides 180,000 full-time jobs in the UK

Slide14BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Features of the BA Tourism and Leisure Management Programme • Good quality, well-respected programme • International Field Trip in the First year • Focus on knowledge and skills • Variety of assessment • Core and Optional modules • Supervised work experience placement

Slide15BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Course Structure • Year 1 University • Year 2 University • Year 3 Supervised Work Experience • Year 4 University

Slide16BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Supervised Work Experience • 48 week placement in the Tourism and Leisure Industry or related field • Paid Placement • Allows students exposure to the Tourism and Leisure Industry • Supervised Work Experience Tutor

Slide17BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Career Opportunities • Wide range of career opportunities • Employment opportunities may be gained within tourism and leisure management companies and service organisations • Management opportunities in : • Tourism and leisure organisations in both the public and private sector • Domestic and international opportunities

Slide18BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Student Support • Personal Tutor System • Year Tutor • Course leader • University support systems • Student services

Slide19BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Entry Criteria • Typical entry points are:- – 5 GCSE’s including a grade C or above in Maths and English – 200 points from a combination of A/As levels – AVCEDA 200 points – Equivalent qualifications to the above

Slide20BA (Hons) Tourism & LeisureManagement Other Courses • We have a range of other courses, including: • Hospitality Management • Events Management • Air Transport • Transport and Logistics • For more information visit our website: • nagement.html