Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and industry knowledge before undertaking a full degree in events or tourism? This one year foundation course is ideally suited to students who don’t yet meet the entry requirements for a three-year honours degree, as well as those who feel like they would like to improve their academic skills before beginning a degree programme. The Event and Tourism Foundation Year will build up your learning, communication, presentation, numeracy, IT and people skills, preparing you to progress onto one of the following degree programmes: BA (Hons) Events Management BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management BA (Hons) International Air Travel and Tourism Management BA (Hons) International Tourism Management Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment. This course is delivered flexibly, allowing students to choose their own specialism. Think you could benefit from an academic foundation year? With a focus on study skills, research, independent working and basic industry knowledge, this events and tourism foundation programme will help provide you with the skills you’ll need to progress onto a full-time degree here at Southampton Solent University. Successful completion of the Event and Tourism foundation year will provide a pathway to the International Tourism Management degree. The experienced course team recognise the importance of helping to build the skills, qualities and knowledge to enable graduates to make an immediate impact on employers and develop a successful career. To reinforce this, industry professionals have provided valuable input into the course to ensure that the theory and practice taught help develop key employment skills. Previous students have had the opportunity to either study abroad at one of our partner institutions and experience a different culture, or undertake a work placement, exposing them to the industry and gaining valuable work experience. Students have also previously benefitted from guest lectures delivered by travel and tourism industry professionals, providing up-to-date and first-hand knowledge of the industry. Southampton’s location on the south coast means that students can take advantage of the University’s links with Carnival UK, Southampton International Airport and international tourist attractions such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park. These links also have also provided past students with a variety of case study material in the sector.