2014-2015 Undergraduate Study
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The information in this prospectus relates to the services and courses offered by Colchester Institute and primarily to the academic year 2014 - 2015. Colchester Institute has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of this prospectus are as accurate as possible at the time of print, but can accept no responsibility for omissions, errors or subsequent changes. The prospectus is for guidance only and does not form any part of any contract. All reasonable efforts will be made to deliver the courses as described, but we may have to modify or withdraw a particular course depending on customer demand and other factors. If there is any disruption to courses or programmes, through events outside our control, we will do all we reasonably can to minimise the inconvenience to students, but cannot be held responsible for any consequent loss.
Hospitality Courses HND in Hospitality Management
Foundation Degree in Management of Hospitality
Five Reasons to Choose Colchester Institute
BA (Hons) in Management of Hospitality
Getting to Know… Our Staff
Getting to Know… Our Students
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At Colchester Institute we aim to provide all students with a high quality industry related learning experience. The College is very proud of its well established partnership with the University of Essex. The partnership means that while our students enjoy the highly vocational relevance of our programmes, many will also emerge with a qualification, in most cases a degree, awarded by the University of Essex. We also offer Edexcel HNC and HND programmes in a range of areas. There are few colleges that offer students fine dining, the chance to have their hair done and nails pampered, browse the on-site art gallery and see some fantastic music concerts all on one campus. The Colne Bistro and Balkerne Restaurant, our fantastic award winning restaurants, are open five days a week and offer delicious, five star meals. We also have three campus refectories and a Starbucks.
The College provides a free gym and students on an Essex degree programme are also entitled to student rate membership of the University of Essex Sports Centre for recreational use. For those interested in art, the Hay Gallery at Colchester Institute and The Minories, located in the town centre, both display work by students and visiting artists. The Swinburne Hall hosts an exciting programme of live professional and student performances throughout the year. Colchester Institute is set within Britain’s oldest recorded town, a town that exudes history, modern culture and creativity. The thriving university town boasts a population of 160,000 and demonstrates a dynamic and exciting urban lifestyle. Colchester combines tranquillity and peace with the bustle and animation that goes with contemporary living. Studying at Colchester Institute means being only a ten minute walk away from the town centre. The town offers an abundance of shopping facilities, bars, clubs and restaurants. Colchester Institute offers higher education programmes in: • Art and Design • Business and Management • Computing • Construction • Counselling, Health and Sport • Early Years and Education • Engineering • Hospitality • Music and Performing Arts
1. Teaching All courses are delivered by tutors with strong backgrounds in industry and business; many continue to practise in their vocational field. Their professional expertise and academic knowledge is valued by our students. Our students benefit from studying in smaller classes, regular formal and informal feedback on progress, the level of support, and the accessibility of their tutors. Expert speakers are frequently invited to share their specialist knowledge.
2. Facilities Students benefit from an excellent range of specialist resources and facilities, including dance and drama studios, a Cisco networking suite and programming laboratory, onsite and town centre based art galleries and studio space, a well equipped library and resource centre. The brand new Higher Education Centre includes quiet and group study spaces, together with a common room.
3. Campus Our bustling, vibrant campus has a great mix of students and there is always something going on. The three refectories, take away and coffee shops offer plenty of choice throughout the day. You can even enjoy a delicious meal in our award winning restaurants.
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Great value treatments are offered in the hair and beauty salons. The Swinburne Hall hosts live performances throughout the year and the Student Services team organises a calendar of events. The gym is open to all students and in term-time you can join classes for yoga, abs and Zumba. The Studentsâ€™ Union offers a variety of services, including trips, clubs and societies, join one or create your own!
4. Location Colchester Institute is only a ten minute walk from the town centre with a great choice of entertainment and attractions, including theatres, a multi-screen cinema, exhibition spaces, live music venues and much more. There are first class sport and leisure facilities and a variety of clubs, pubs and restaurants. London is less than an hour away by train and the campus is a ten minute walk from the station. The cities of Cambridge and Norwich are readily accessible by train and the Essex coast is just a half-hour drive away.
5. Technology At Colchester Institute we embrace technology, new first year degree and HNC/D students will be given an iPad to support their learning experience. The iPad has many exciting features including loads of free educational apps and the potential to develop a learning network. As requested by our students, the new Higher Education Centre is flooded with WiFi. Students will also have access to PebblePad, to create their own personal online journal and record of studies and webfolio.
Our state-of-the-art training centre at Colchester Institute provides excellent facilities, including two busy public restaurants. The extensive kitchens, restaurants, bars and reception areas are dynamic learning environments, where students have the opportunity to develop their managerial skills and knowledge to the high standard expected in the fast moving, customer focused hospitality industry. Courses are designed to enable students to manage part-time employment and extend their knowledge through specialist work placements. With the emphasis on relating theory to practice and problem solving skills in a working environment, students can acquire the abilities and personal qualities essential for a successful career in hospitality management.
Our lecturing staff are passionate about the industry and have a wealth of experience. Working closely with hotels and restaurants, they ensure that training is vocationally relevant and qualifications are aligned to the needs of the industry.
There are opportunities for progression from Higher National Diploma (HND) to a Foundation Degree or BA Honours course.
Name: Jenny Kaye Job: Lecturer in Hospitality and Business You joined Colchester Institute in 2010. Tell us about your journey and how you got to where you are now. I graduated in 2002 with an HND in Hospitality Management (and Licensed Retail). Then completed the BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Business Management the following year. I complemented my studies by working at the Hilton and Crowne Plaza which gave me valuable experience within my chosen industry. Following graduation, I went travelling around Australia and New Zealand, working within various hotel and restaurant operations and gaining vital experience within the overseas hospitality industry. Since returning to the UK I have worked for leading hotels and brewers, including Inntel and, in 2011, I embarked on a parttime PGCE course to help me to develop my teaching skills and abilities and hope to Scan the image graduate in 2013. Course Enquiries: (01206) 712777
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HND in Hospitality Management The HND in Hospitality Management is a new course developed to meet the needs of a thriving industry. Students on the programme will gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in the field of service and hospitality.
Who is this course for?
This is an ideal course for aspiring managers in the hospitality industry who want to gain a management qualification with a strong vocational, industry led, curriculum.
On-Licensed Trade Management • Contemporary Gastronomy • Creative Patisserie
Small Business Enterprise • Marketing in Hospitality • Conference and Banqueting Management • Human Resources Management for Service Industries
This course develops a range of knowledge and understanding, skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in the hospitality industry. The nature of delivery ensures that students are fully supported throughout each stage of the programme. Comments by students concerning the team of lecturers speaks for itself, “The quality of lecturers and their past experiences is a strength of the programme.” Limiting the time away from work as much as possible, the full-time study option will only require students to attend College for two afternoons and evenings per week. Time at College will be spent in a vibrant learning environment, which will include practical based learning and also the importance of integrating theory to the contemporary hospitality environment.
Course content Modules include: The Contemporary Hospitality Industry • Finance in Hospitality • Customer Service • Food and Beverage Operations Management • Rooms Division Management • The Developing Manager
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What our graduates do Upon graduating, students will have a recognised hospitality qualification that could lead to junior management positions across a range of hospitality organisations. On successful completion of the HND in Hospitality Management students may have the opportunity to progress onto the final year of Colchester Institute’s BA (Hons) Management of Hospitality Degree.
This practical course offers an alternative pathway for those with experience in the industry to gain recognised level 4 and 5 qualifications.
Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration
2 years full-time 4 years part-time
Course Code ZH78001 (full-time) ZH78011 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements 60 UCAS points or a level 3 qualification (or equivalent). 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including maths and English or Functional Skills equivalent. Students without formal qualifications, but with appropriate work experience, will be considered individually. In addition, all applicants will be interviewed, to ensure suitability for the programme.
Foundation Degree in Management of Hospitality This course will develop the essential employability skills and knowledge required for a successful management career within the hospitality industry.
Who is this course for? This course is for individuals keen to progress from operational roles and who are committed to developing their management and leadership skills in the hospitality industry. Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration
2 years full-time 4 years part-time
Course Code ZC2FDMHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements 60 UCAS points plus GCSE maths and English (grades A*-C), or equivalent, or Access to Higher Education Certificate, or ABE Certificate in Business. Applicants without the above criteria will be interviewed to assess academic suitability.
Course description This Foundation Degree in Management of Hospitality programme provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice managerial skills and knowledge applied to the hospitality and service industries. The Management team of lecturers brings the workplace into the learning environment ensuring the skills and knowledge developed are aligned to the needs of the industry. A range of guest speakers and industry visits complement the team and further emphasises the dedication the team have in maintaining the vocational relevance of the degree programme. In addition to the two days at College students will be required to undertake one day per week in a work placement. For many students the placement will be with their current, parttime employers, but if this is not suitable, all students will be supported with finding suitable work placements.
Course content Year one
The first year of the Foundation Degree programme is designed to introduce students to a range of management and hospitality subject areas and to develop the important academic skills needed in order to get the best degree possible.
The lectures bring the workplace into the learning environment. Modules include: Introduction to Management • Hospitality Industry • Food and Beverage Studies • Business and the Business Environment • Consumer Behaviour • Investigative Project
Year two The second year is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the first year, developing problem solving analytical and evaluative skills to a higher level.
Modules include: Professional Practice • Accommodation and Facilities Management • Food and Beverage Management • Small Business Management • Contemporary Management Functions and Processes (which includes Marketing • Human Resources • Management Accounting • Contemporary Issues)
What our graduates do On achieving the Foundation Degree, the vast majority of students progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Management of Hospitality programme. Upon graduation, students have gained successful employment in organisations such as Fred Olsen, Le Talbooth, Milsoms and Prested Hall.
BA (Hons) in Management of Hospitality This course is designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to have a successful management career in the hospitality industry. It will bring to life all the elements involved in management with a focus on the hospitality and service sector.
Who is this course for?
This course is for individuals keen to progress from operational roles and who are committed to developing their management and leadership skills in the hospitality industry.
Modules include: Year one
Course description This BA (Hons) Management of Hospitality programme provides students with the opportunity to develop management skills and knowledge applied to the hospitality and service industries. The Management team of lecturers brings the workplace into the learning environment ensuring the skills and knowledge developed are aligned to the needs of the industry. A range of guest speakers and industry visits complement the team and further emphasises the dedication to maintaining the vocational relevance of the degree programme. Students are required to attend College for two full days per week ensuring that they have time out of College for study and for developing the important work experience portfolio. A variety of learning styles are used with an emphasis placed on relating theory to practice. Critical enquiry and problem-solving abilities will be exercised through a combination of practice, lectures, seminars, tutorials and student-led learning.
Working with award winning restaurants is a real bonus.
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Introduction to Management • Hospitality Industry • Food and Beverage Studies • Business and the Business Environment • Consumer Behaviour • Interaction and Design in Business Presentation
Year two Managing International Business • Accommodation and Facilities Management • Food and Beverage Management • Small Business Management • Contemporary Management Functions and Processes (which includes Marketing • Human Resources • Management Accounting • Contemporary Issues)
Year three Conference and Events Management • Strategic Management • Hospitality Operations Management • Contemporary Issues in International Hospitality and Management • Digital Marketing • Undergraduate Dissertation
What our graduates do Upon graduation, students have gained successful employment in organisations such as Fred Olsen, Le Talbooth, Milsoms, Prested Hall, the Radisson Hotel Group and other hospitality graduate programmes. Some students have used their degrees to become teachers in schools and colleges, or work in conference and event management. Over 90% of students on this programme manage part-time jobs, which helps to ensure that upon graduation they either progress within their existing organisations or maintain their part-time positions using this as a platform to seek full-time employment.
Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration
3 years full-time 6 years part-time
Course Code ZC2BAMHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements 120 UCAS points plus GCSE maths and English (grades A*-C), or equivalent, or Access to Higher Education Certificate, or ABE Certificate in Business. Applicants without the above criteria will be interviewed to assess academic suitability.
Applying to UCAS Applications Customer Services department The Admissions team within our Customer Services department is available on (01206) 712777 to help you make an application or discuss entry or course requirements.
Colchester Institute will usually consider late applications received after the appropriate deadline and 30th June 2014 and through Clearing if places remain available.
Applying for a place
All applications for entry to Colchester Institute full-time higher education courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS code is shown next to the course details.
Colchester Institute accepts applications for students looking to defer entry until September 2015 for all courses. Any student applying for deferred entry would be required to meet the conditions of their offer by 31st August 2014.
How to apply
You may apply directly to Colchester Institute using one of our own application forms ONLY IF:
All applications for entry to courses are made online using UCAS. Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. The UCAS code for Colchester Institute is CINST C75.
(a) it is your intention to study part-time or (b) you are currently undertaking a full-time degree at Colchester Institute and wish to transfer internally to another degree or (c) you are applying for postgraduate study.
UCAS will receive applications for entry in 2014 from 1st September 2013. You are advised to apply as soon as possible and preferably before the first UCAS deadline of 15th January 2014. Art and Design courses at Colchester Institute have a deadline of 24th March 2014.
Applicants from outside the United Kingdom Overseas applicants can apply online using UCAS Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the UCAS Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)870 1122211.
UCAS application fee
Student Loans and Grants
The application fee for 2014 was not available at the time of going to CLASSROOM LEARNING print. The fee for 2013 was £23 for a multiple application and £12 for a SUPPORT single choice. To confirm the application fees for 2014 please visit the UCAS website www.ucas.com for more information.
How much money will I need and how do I get it?
Employed applicants If you are to be sponsored by your employer to study on a course with a UCAS code, you must apply through UCAS. INDIVIDUAL UCAS contact details
UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Telephone 0870 1122211.
Fees Major Government reforms to student finance commenced in 2012-2013 resulting in universities and colleges being able to charge variable fees. Universities and colleges that want to charge more than the basic fee (level not yet set for 2014-2015) must provide additional support to promote access to disadvantaged students. At the time of printing, Colchester Institute had not set course fees and support levels for 2014-2015. Once we have done so, we will update the fees pages on our website. We therefore recommend you consult our website for this information before you submit your UCAS application for entry to study in autumn 2013. These changes apply to UK and EU students wishing to study higher education in England.
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Budgeting for student life is a tricky thing. The key is to be aware of the student loans and grants that are available to you, and to make sure you apply for them in good time. These can include Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants, and Disabled Students Allowance. CHILDCARE
For more information please visit the Student Finance website at www.gov.uk/studentfinance, or call 0845 300 5090. For full-time courses, you apply for student finance from the January before youSTUDENT start your studies. LIFE You don’t need to wait until your UCAS offers have been made. For part-time courses, applications open in August. Is there any other money I can get? As well as student loans and grants, some students may be eligible for financial support through Access to Learning Funds which provides discretionary support to certain categories of student. If you think your financial circumstances might prevent you from attending a full-time or part-time higher education course, our Student Finance team offers information on all aspects of student finance, including the application procedures. Please contact the team on (01206) 712293 for further information.
In this prospectus you will find the entry criteria for our courses, quoted in UCAS points. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth. The Entry Requirements for the individual courses are stated on the course pages, in many cases applications are welcomed from potential students with non-traditional educational backgrounds. For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please see the UCAS Tariff Tables via the QR code.
BTEC Extended Diploma Diploma
Subsidiary Certificate AS Level A Level Diploma
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Points Score 420 400 380 360 320 280 260 240 200 160 140 120 100 80 70 60 50 40 30 20
Certificate of Higher Education - Construction • HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) • Foundation Degree in Construction Management • BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Commercial Management) • BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Site Management)
HNC/D in Sport (Coaching and Sport Development) • Diploma of Higher Education Person-Centred Counselling • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care • Foundation Degree in Management of Sport • BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies • BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care • BA (Hons) in Management of Sport
HND in Hospitality Management • Foundation Degree in HNC/D in Electrical Engineering (Power) • HNC/D in Electronics Engineering • HNC/D in Engineering (Mechanical) Management of Hospitality • BA (Hons) in Management of Hospitality
Certificate of Higher Education in Computing Solutions • HNC in Computing and Systems Development • HND in Computing and Systems Development • BSc (Hons) in Computing Solutions (Internet) • BSc (Hons) in Computing Solutions (Networks)
Foundation Degree in Early Years • BA (Hons) in Early Years • Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning Sector) • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning Sector) • Certificate of Continuing Education (Teaching Literacy and ESOL) • Certificate of Continuing Education (Teaching Numeracy)
Certificate of Higher Education in Business Administration • HNC in Business • HND in Hospitality Management • Foundation Degree in Business Administration • Foundation Degree in Management • Foundation Degree in Management of Hospitality • Foundation Degree in Management of Sport • BA (Hons) in Management • BA (Hons) in Management of Hospitality • BA (Hons) in Management of Sport • Postgraduate Certificate in Management • Postgraduate Diploma in Management • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design • Foundation Degree in Photography • BA (Hons) Art and Design with Foundation Year • BA (Hons) in Art and Design: 3D Design and Craft • BA (Hons) in Art and Design: Fashion and Textiles • BA (Hons) in Art and Design: Fine Art • BA (Hons) in Art and Design: Graphic Design • BA (Hons) in Photography • MA Art, Design and the Book • MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice • MA Sculptural Practice
HNC/D in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) • Foundation Degree in Creative Performance (Acting) • Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre • Foundation Degree in Popular Music • Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre • BA (Hons) in Creative Performance (Acting) • BA (Hons) in Film Music and Soundtrack Production • BA (Hons) in Music • BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre • BA (Hons) in Popular Music • BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre • MA Music
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