BA (Hons) Culinary Arts and Business Management - Top-Up

Start Date: 13 September 2021
Duration: 1 Year - This course is taught over 2-3 days per week
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

Course code: DN62 - Institution code: W52

This one-year programme is for anyone wanting to build on an existing Level 5 qualification to achieve a full honours degree. The course will give fresh momentum to your career plans by broadening your future options through the development of applied knowledge of business management skills as well as engaging with the scientific, theoretical underpinning required for a role in food product development.

The course is designed to equip students with the ability, skills and knowledge to successfully develop their business skills or to start their own business by interacting with complex problems in real organisations. In addition, students will engage with the theories of sensory science and their application to food product development.

Students will build their employability skills through a variety of forms, including case studies, analysis and guest speakers who bring contemporary industry expertise. The programme offers residential and day fieldtrips to employers to experience and consider specific roles in the workplace.

Our Lecturers continue to plan for the safest ways to deliver this course throughout the academic year - All lecturers have been doing everything they can to ensure students receive a great learning experience with all the support they need to succeed.

We have been delivering all of our courses in a mixed format - blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We’ll continue to review our plans and keep you updated on changes as your course progresses.

For our courses, our plans for a flexible, mixed format mean that:

  • All theoretical course content is delivered online, led by expert lecturers (for some modules this will be 100% of the teaching, learning and assessment during the first and second semester) 
  • Group work will continue in an online form, allowing students to collaborate with their peers, support each other and produce work together using relevant digital platforms 
  • Tutorials and one-to-ones will be delivered online, providing students with a high level of support and the opportunity to work with their respective tutors 
  • An initial face-to-face meeting to enable students to meet their peers and teaching staff will take place onsite in a carefully controlled environment to keep all safe ·
  • Direct access to a range of support systems will also be available to help students with your personal difficulties. 
  • Students will be provided with weekly PowerPoint slide decks in order to ensure they have the relevant resources they need to participate successfully in their respective courses.
  • Students will have access to relevant library services and the digital resources and platforms they need to participate successfully in your course.
  • Some practical culinary arts sessions will be streamed online, enabling students to participate remotely, following practical instructions (please note, students will be required to purchase additional ingredients for these sessions and the cost will be covered by the college in the form of online vouchers) 
  • Where practical activities may not be possible, for example participation in residential field trips and competitions, alternatives will be provided to ensure that students develop the equivalent repertoire of skills - special arrangements will also be made for students in circumstances that don’t allow them to attend onsite ·
  • Where use of specialist kitchens, equipment and science laboratories are required for practical activities and assessments, this will happen onsite in a carefully controlled environment to keep students safe - special arrangements will also be made for students in circumstances that won’t allow them to attend onsite. 
  • We continue to provide onsite Enrichment sessions. These include 1-to-1 support, workshops, guest speakers, Q&A and well-being sessions.  and a series of mock assessments. All sessions are also streamed online, with students in attendance meeting the current college policies and Government guidance on social distancing - providing the opportunity for you to communicate and collaborate with  peers in a safe environment. 

Further details will be available in August - if you have already been made an offer, you will receive further information in the lead up to enrolment.

What Will I Study?

Students are required to undertake five modules. All modules are criterion assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Achievement is recognised through the award of credits, a minimum number of which must be achieved at Level 6. All modules must be achieved in order to successfully achieve the programme.

The programme comprises four 20-credit compulsory modules and one 40-credit module from a choice of two optional modules. Compulsory modules help students to build their academic competence by exploring underpinning theories while developing practical and transferable skills. Optional modules are intended to encourage more self-managed learning skills.

Compulsory 20-credit modules:

  • Enterprise Project
  • Human Resources & Organisational Development
  • Financial & Revenue Management
  • Introduction to Sensory Science & Organoleptic Assessment (specialist module)

You will also choose one of the following optional 40-credit modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy project

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020

What Will I Need?

You will be need to have achieved 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 (total 240 credits) with one of the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Degree: you must have achieved a Foundation Degree in a Business or Enterprise related subject with a Merit (average of 55%)

  • Higher National Diploma (HND): you must have achieved a HND in a Business or Enterprise related subject where the majority of modules are Merit or Distinction

  • Other Level 5 qualifications: you must have evidence of achieving 120 credits at Level 5 with Merit or equivalent profile

If you have gained previous qualifications outside of the UK, you will need equivalent qualifications to those above. The equivalence of qualifications from outside of the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide an IELTS exam report with a score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each area) or equivalent English qualification.
If you are applying to study on a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you will require an IELTS for UKVI overall score of 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each element).

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written reports/essays
  • Discussion forums/blogs
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation or work-based consultancy project
  • Time-constrained assessments
  • Examinations
  • Seminars
  • Practical experiment

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University London and you will receive a Middlesex University London award upon successful completion.

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year (£3,990 per year if studied part-time over 2 years)

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme such as ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees.

What Can I Do After?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can:

  • Develop your career by applying your enhanced skills at work
  • Start your own business
  • Further study at Masters level, subject to university entry requirements

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