Develop a wealth of experience and knowledge about events management, explore the dynamic sector worth around £40 billion annually and join the thriving, innovative events industry in Greater Manchester with this foundation degree.
You’ll explore the strategic and operational aspects of the industry, building the skills and attributes from a range of subjects that will help you succeed with work in this industry. Take on the role of events manager and develop the knowledge to plan, manage and execute all types of indoor and outdoor events - from conferences and exhibitions to festivals and sporting events.
Work experience is an integral part of the course, and you’ll benefit from industry relevant lectures, visits from guest speakers and industry visits, preparing you for an exciting career in an industry that supports a diverse range of businesses and associations.
- Fielden Park Campus
- Full Time
- 2 years
- September 2019
Our experience ranges from working knowledge of the current events industry to specialist knowledge of business tourism. Many of the team have also worked overseas in the management field and have a special interest in sustainable management.
Non-academic entry Requirements
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
There is availability for Skype interviews for overseas/applicants who have to travel.
What will I be studying?
Year 1: Designing Creative Events (15 credits)
Year 1: Events Production (30 credits)
Year 1: Exploring the Events Industry (15 credits)
Year 1: Human Resource Management (30 credits)
Year 1: Impacts and Legacies (30 credits)
Year 1: Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
Year 1: Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
Year 1: Legal Issues in Event Planning (30 credits)
Year 1: Project Management (30 credits)
Year 1: Work Based Unit 2 (30 credits)
Getz D, (2016) Event Studies, Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events
Shone, A. and Parry, B. (2013). Successful Event Management
Bowdin G, McDonnell I, Alan J, O’Toole W (2011) Events Management
How will I be assessed?
• Learning journals
• Peer assessments
You will be required to complete study hours within college and self-directed study.
You will also be expected to develop your skills in work based roles and will need to complete work experience throughout level 4 and level 5.
What are the careers that this will lead to?
Fees, Finance and Funding
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Course Associated Costs
Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.
Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
You will be required to contribute to field visits throughout level 4 and level 5, including an overseas residential in year 2.