Prior to commencing the assessment you will need to select a venue to assess. If you currently work in a hospitality venue, then it is recommended to choose this because of ease of access. Otherwise, you can choose a venue you are familiar with and have relatively easy access to. It is beneficial if you are able to speak with the proprietors/managers to gain proprietary information.
There are two parts to this Assessment which assess the learning in Topics 2–5.
Part 1: Case History (250 words)
You are required to write a brief case history of your chosen venue, and this should be considered as a prelude to Assessment 2. The case history should include:
a description of the venue, its location, size and purposea history of the site, including any refurbishments or improvements. Providing values for these will add context and valuecurrent operating condition and maintenance schedule of the venuea floor plan for the relevant Venue Condition Assessment.Part 2: Create a blank Venue Condition Assessment form, using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet provided
A VCA form is a record that allows the assessed condition of a venue to be measured. Its format is open to interpretation, however, a standard format may include:
a table or spreadsheet in landscape formata vertical menu on the left hand side that covers critical components of the venue. Section headings may include, for example, structure, fixtures and fittings, equipment, services. Details of each section should then be listeda horizontal menu across the top will list how the venue will be assessed/evaluated and must include at least one theoretical framework.