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PROGRAMME DETAIL SPECIFICATION Programme Summary

1 Awarding institution

Liverpool John Moores University

2 Teaching institution university

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

3a Programme accredited by:

Liverpool John Moores University

3b Description of accreditation 4 Final award

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Tourism and Leisure Management

5 Programme title

BAH.Tourism and Leisure Management

6 UCAS code

NN28

7 Subject benchmark statement

Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism

8 Educational aims of the programme To understand the importance and significance of the tourism and leisure industries. To prepare students for employment and/or further academic study via a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the study of tourism and leisure management. To provide opportunity for its students to achieve full academic potential through honours degree level study which encourages a high degree of initiative, independent judgement, self-motivation, critical self awareness and learner autonomy within the field of tourism and leisure. To produce graduates with a knowledge and critical understanding of managerial and social science perspectives on the consumption and provision of tourism and leisure. To develop students' abilities in selection, organisation, analysis and critical evaluation of information relating to the tourism and leisure industry. To enable students to gain practical experience of the production and consumption of tourism and leisure in the communities and environments that it affects, with regard for saftey and risk assessment. To produce graduates who are able to function competently as reflective professionals within the tourism and leisure industry. 9 Level Learning Outcomes: NQF Level 4 Outcomes: Demonstrate knowledge of key social science and management principles associated with the study of tourism and leisure management, and demonstrate an ability to evaluate and interpret information within the context area of tourism and leisure management Evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related to tourism and leisure management Demonstrate the results of study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent academic arguments Develop new skills within an academic environment Demonstrate qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in the area of Tourism and Leisure Management requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake analysis of information and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis Demonstrate an ability to conduct fieldwork research relating to tourism and leisure NQF Level 5 Outcomes: Apply knowledge and critical understanding of the social science and management principles related to tourism and leisure management Develop transferable skills necessary for employment in the area of tourism and leisure management requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility Evaluate main methods of enquiry in tourism and leisure management and the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms

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Acquire new competences that will enable students to assume significant responsibility within a tourism and leisure management organisation Further develop transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making Present, evaluate, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, to develop lines of argument and make judgements in accordance with theories relating to tourism and leisure management 9 Intended learning outcomes - the programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas: Intended Learning Outcomes summary Knowledge and understanding A1. To demonstrate an understanding of management theories as applied to tourism and leisure A2. To demonstrate an understanding of key concepts of social science theories applied to tourism and leisure A3. To apply theoretical perspectives to practical situations and the work environment A4. To assess the relationship between the production, supply and consumption of a range of consumer goods and services with respect to Tourism & Leisure A5. To describe and evaluate ethical and sustainable practices related to Tourism & Leisure A6. To design and apply research to a chosen area of study Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated Acquisition of A1-A6 is gained through structured lectures, workshops, fieldwork and seminars. Group exercises and presentations ensure that students gain an understanding and experience of teamwork. A work based learning placement enables students to apply theory to practical situations. Independent study is encouraged and is supported by formal lectures, workshops and tutorial sessions. Students are encouraged to use a variety of ICT and media to broaden their understanding of the subject. Assessment Formal evaluation of knowledge and understanding is through seen and unseen written examinations, assessed coursework such as essays, reports, learning logs, portfolios and individual and group presentations. Skills and other attributes Intellectual Skills B1. To analyse, synthesise, summarise and evaluate information B2. To reason and discriminate critically B3. To identify and solve problems individually and/or co-operatively B4. To integrate lines of evidence from a range of sources to support findings or hypotheses B5. To demonstrate and exercise independent thinking B6. To demonstrate reflective skills B7. To demonstrate research and fieldwork skills Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated Academic skills are developed through Centre teaching and learning strategies. Additionally; all modules in the programme emphasise the need for independant student learning, involving students in task-based activities followed by discussion and feedback (B1-B7). Assessment Intellectual skills (B1- B5) are assessed throughout the programme in seen and unseen written examinations and coursework, for example case studies, essays, individual and group reports and presentations. Both B6 and B7 are developed during workshops, reflective writing, peer review processes and group work. Professional practical skills C1. To analyse, design and use various research methods C2. To search for, select and interpret information from a variety of sources and report results using appropriate communication skills C3. To develop appropriate practical skills relevant to the programme of study C4. To develop appropriate quantitative and qualitative research skills

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C5. To apply appropriate concepts from social science and management discourse C6. To recognise and apply safe professional working practices C7. To develop students decision-making skills Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated All students receive initial generic and module specific guidance and specialist induction on the identification, location and use of multimedia materials in the LRC. Guidance for the production of coursework, exam preparation, presentations and dissertations are provided at modular level. Criteria for assessment accompany individual assignments. Indicative and essential sources accompany module outlines. Assessment Skills C1-C7 are assessed through a variety of written coursework, unseen and seen examinations, presentations, fieldwork projects and work related learning projects. Transferable / key skills D1. To communicate effectively to audiences using appropriate methods D2. To manage time and work to deadlines D3. To recognise, explain and evaluate moral and ethical issues associated with the subject D4. To exploit ICT and resources efficiently and effectively D5. To manage a responsible, adaptable and flexible approach to study and work D6. To participate constructively in groups Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated Verbal and written feedback foster reflective awareness and independent learning (D1-D5). Deadlines across modules on the programme are set carefully to minimise bunching and promote effective time management (D2). Support is given to develop independent skills (D4, D5). Group work is encouraged through task-based discussions, workshops and assignments (D6). ICT and study skills are developed progressively (e.g. searching for and presenting information using ICT tools and resources) through levels 2 and 3 (D4). Assessment Effective communication is assessed in all areas of students' work (D1). Group-working skills are assessed through group-based research projects, portfolios and case-studies (D1, D5, D6). Individual coursework, essays, reports, presentations, seen and unseen written exams assess D1-D5. Students are encouraged to identify their strengths and weaknesses and set appropriate goals and strategies for achievement (D1-D6). 10. Route/Pathway/Field requirements, levels, modules, credits and awards The course is studied over three years full time and up to seven years part-time. It is primarily a university-based course apart from one period of work related learning, which is part of a core module at level three. The university year is 30 weeks long and is split into two semesters; modules run either year long or half yearly. At each level of study 120 credits are required to complete the year. All modules at Levels 4 and 5 are core however the students have the opportunity to study 12 credits of optional modules at Level 6. Students studying Level 6 during the academic year 2011-2012 will study the following: *96 Core Credits 6001TEF Dissertation (36c) 6015TEF Work Based Learning 2 (24c) 6030TEF Strategy & the Management of Change (12c) 6034TEF Quality Management (12c) 6045TEF Sustainable & Ethical Tourism (12c) *24 Optional Credits 6022TEF Retail Marketing (12c) 6023TEF Urban Tourism, Heritage & Culture (12c) 6029TEF International Marketing (12c) 6035TEF Event Management & Development (12c) Award Requirements

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Tourism and Leisure Management Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Leisure Management Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Leisure Management Certificate of Higher Education in Tourism and Leisure Management Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Leisure Management Certificate in Tourism and Leisure Management Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Leisure Management For information about awards, see http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/umf Level 6

Potential Awards on completion

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Core

Option

Award Requirements

6023TEF URBAN TOURISM, HERITAGE AND CULTURE 6051TEF DISSERTATION 6057TEF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT 6061TEF CRITICAL APPROACHES TO TOURISM 6062TEF TOURISM AND GENDER 6070TEF STRATEGY AND CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE

6035TEF EVENT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 6060TEF SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

108 core credits at level 6 12 option credits at level 6 0 elective credits at level 6

Level 5

Potential Awards on completion

Core

Option

5056TEF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 5062TEF MANAGING TOURISM AND LEISURE ORGANISATIONS 5063TEF TOURISM, CULTURE AND SOCIETY 5065TEF RESEARCH METHODS FOR TOURISM AND EVENTS 5070TEF TOURISM PLANNING AND POLICY FIELDWORK

120 core credits at level 5 0 option credits at level 5 0 elective credits at level 5

Level 4

Potential Awards on completion

Core

Option

4055TEF TOURISM, LEISURE AND EVENTS IN SOCIETY 4057TEF TOURISM FIELDWORK PROJECT 4060TEF TOURISM, MOBILITIES AND LANDSCAPES 4063TEF MANAGEMENT PRACTICE 4065TEF IMPACTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN TOURISM

Award Requirements

Award Requirements 120 core credits at level 4 0 option credits at level 4 0 elective credits at level 4

11 Opportunities for work-related learning ( location and nature of activities) Work related learning (WRL) activity within the programme enables students to work away from campus in an area of the industry of their choosing (tourism and leisure). However, students are also able to work on suitable projects in relevant departments within the University. The programme has opportunities for Work Related Learning: an optional 48 week Professional Training year (between Levels 2 & 3) and a 5 week placement incorporated into a 24 credit core L3 module. The students will negotiate agreed personal and professional learning outcomes with their LJMU WRL Tutor and produce a learning agreement. A Learning Log is included in all assessments for WRL within the programme. This enables the students to reflect on their own personal and professional development.

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12 Criteria for admission A/AS Level 260 UCAS tariff points (applicants should have or expect to have at least 2 A Levels or equivalent). Other GCSE English Language Grade C or above or equivalent (LJMU offer GCSE Equivalence Examinations www.ljmu.ac.uk/teaching/gcse). Mature entry Mature applicants with sufficient relevant experience will be invited to attend interview. Overseas qualifications For undergraduate courses please apply through UCAS, applicants will be considered in line with normal entry requirements. International applicants must posess a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.0. 13 Information about assessment regulations Assessment rules & Honours classification Summary of grades, marks and their interpretation for honours degree classificationStudent grades and classifications are determined by a weighted mean mark taken over levels 5 & 6 in accordance with LJMU's Assessment Regulations. The following broad criteria indicate what would be expected of completing students at each class of award. 1st Class Honours (70% and above) 2nd Class Division 1 Honours (60-69%) 2nd Class Division 2 Honours (50-59%) 3rd Class Honours (40-49%) In addition to the award of BA (Hons), the following fallback awards are available: BA (300 credits, 60 of which must be at level 6) Advanced Diploma (240 credits, including credit from each of levels 4,5 &6) Diploma in Higher Education (240 credits, 120 at level 4 and 120 at level 5) Advanced Certificate (120 credits from levels 4,5 or 6 but with no more than 108 at level 4) Certificate in Higher Education (120 credits at level 4) Certificate (72-108 credits at Level 4) Role of External Examiners (Visiting Examiners) External examiners are appointed by the University to each programme of study that leads to a University award. The role of the external examiner is to ensure that the standards of the award are monitored and maintained and that assessments are conducted within the approved regulations. To this end they: approve proposed assessments from modules/units within their remit; moderate a sample of assessed material from a selection of modules; attend assessment boards report annually to the University on the effectiveness of assessments. All programmes leading to LJMU Awards are expected to operate within the University Modular Framework. Exceptionally, where a LJMU Award programme is unable to operate within the University Modular Framework, the programme team (prior to Validation / Programme Review) may apply to the Planning & Programme Development Committee (PPDC) to permit such an Award to operate outside of the UMF. Furthermore, any programme team unable to construct a programme within the UMF regulations may submit a variance application which will be considered against agreed criteria (that the variance is a nationally published condition of an accrediting / professional body, without which the programme could not be accredited). Full details are available from http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/umf 14 Indicators of quality: 15 Support for students and their learning Induction programme at the beginning of each academic year Student handbook and module handbooks LRC support and guides Allocated personal tutors

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PDP's Blackboard Access to central support services outlined in the student support guidelines Student email and notice-boards Access to all members of staff on the programme. 16 Methods for evaluating and improving the quality and standards of teaching and learning Mechanisms for review and evaluation of teaching, learning, assessment, the curriculum and outcome standards Module evaluation/reviews (feedback questionnaires and staff report) External Examiners' reports Annual programme review (AMR) Annual staff appraisal Peer review of teaching Module Assessment Board Programme Assessment Boards Personal Mitigating Circumstances Committee Staff/Student Liaison Committee Board of Study Faculty Quality Committee Quality and Standards Committee Mechanisms for gaining student feedback on the quality of teaching and their learning experience Student Opinion Surveys Module evaluation questionnaires Staff development, including: ICT/Computing developments in web-based learning Up-dating professional skills and awareness Attendance at academic conferences Subject standards for all taught programmes of study are specified using an outcome based learning model. Attainment is measured against the standard and individual student performance is moderated at assessment boards. This involves both internal moderation (by LJMU staff and/or partner institution staff) and external moderation (by External Examiners). Internal annual programme self-assessment is informed by broad ranging student feedback, external examiners and academic staff who conduct module review. External quality assessment by Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education confirms that standards are set at the appropriate level and that quality of learning opportunities are subject to continuing improvement. The quality of teaching is assured through staff review and staff development in learning, teaching and assessment. Designated committees have responsibility for the oversight of processes wherein quality and standards are evaluated and improved. Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content, teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module can be found in the student module guide and course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed by the University and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. 17 Key sources of information about the course can be found in: Further details may be obtained from a series of handbooks for students that together provide comprehensive information. Detailed programme information is contained in definitive documentation for the programme. The Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) is increasingly used to provide module specific information. 18 Progress Files Increasingly, academic guidance is provided within a framework of personal development planning linked to progress review.

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