FANCY BEING A CAMPSITE WARDEN?
Kingston Maurward College in
Dorset is now recruiting for a new student intake on the Foundation
Degree in Tourism Park Management, beginning 13 January 2014.
course has been designed for the caravan parks industry and to benefit
those working, or hoping to work, in it. This is a part-time
qualification, so the studies take place over 3½ years and the course covers management subjects in a caravan
park context – strategy, marketing, finance, customer service, relevant
legislation and more.
Each module of the degree consists of a week-long residential unit on a UK caravan park and an academic assignment.
Jenny Pritchard, Head of Caravan Industry Training (CITO), responsible for the industry’s training, explains:
parks industry today is diverse and highly professional, values talent
and individuality, and has a passion for what it does. Students not
currently working in the industry can be assisted in finding a work
placement to get first hand knowledge to back up their studies, and the
flexible study pattern avoiding park busy periods would enable part time
employment alongside study.
“To date, students have been
already working in the industry, but it also provides an opportunity for
those from outside the industry to take the first steps towards an