Vocational Course

Access to HE - Events and Business Management Diploma

Full-Time + Part-Time

About this course

Start in January or September

An Access course is a nationally recognised alternative to A Levels and GCSEs for entry to British Universities and Colleges of Higher Education. The course offers excellent preparation for studying at a higher level and can increase your chances of future success.

At Halesowen College our Access programme is specifically linked to Birmingham City University, Newman University and Wolverhampton University. However, as part of the Open College Network, the qualification is recognised nationally, leaving you free to apply to the university of your choice.

Even if you were to decide against progressing to higher education, we believe that you would find the course to be of great personal benefit.

What does the course involve?

This course is designed to give you a broad overview of events and aims to introduce the learners to the expanding hospitality industry and the importance of providing a high standard of food and drink services for customers.

Learners will be provided with opportunities to plan and organise events in order for them to demonstrate their skills in planning and customer service.

The course also covers a range of business topics that will enable all learners to apply their practical experience to established theory. It will form a firm foundation for a wider range of progression routes.

What will I learn?

Business Skills
Human Resource Management
Planning a successful business
* The individual in organisations
* Practical Business Accounting
* The Hospitality Industry
* Providing Customer Service in Hospitality
* Planning & Managing a Hospitality Event
* Food & Drinks Service
* Placement

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods include written assessments, placement, group discussions, presentations, academic posters and timed assessment.

This range is designed to develop the skills needed for university and professional practice. The variety of assessment methods means all learners have the opportunity to use their personal strengths and build on their skills.

What do I need?

Grade C in GCSE Maths and English

Where can it take me?

Our students go on to a wide variety of university courses, including

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management

Additional Information

What is required for the first class?
An open mind!

Who can I contact about the course?
Beckie Dowle/Hilary Gardner

Funding Your Access to HE Course

If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification (such as a BTEC, NVQ or A Levels) your course could be free.

If you do need to pay for the course you can pay in full, by instalments or by Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England.

Student Finance England will write off any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it.