Foundation Degree in Events Management

Course Overview

Duration: Two years

This interactive course combines theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to focus on the key management principles of event design, planning, resourcing, management and marketing.
The combination of theory and practical opportunities through creative event design and work placement will develop your academic knowledge of key business and events principles. This course can provide access to a range of employment opportunities as well as self-employment. 

Updated September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Criteria:

UCAS Tariff

48 points

A level


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma


Access to HE Diploma


BTEC Level 3 National Diploma


Course Delivery

Year one, Level 4 modules include:

  • Events in context
  • Personal and professional portfolio
  • Events and hospitality management
  • Marketing principles
  • The global business environment
Year two, Level 5 modules include:
  • Marketing experiences
  • Creative event design
  • Live event production
  • Managing an events, hospitality or tourism business

The course is lecture and placement based and assessment is through exams, practical write-ups, reports, presentation and practical application of event management.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the taught and placement elements, there are opportunities for progression on to a full BA (Hons) Events Management at the University of Gloucestershire. 

Additional Information

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Students may be able to apply for recognition of certificated or experiential learning which they have previously undertaken.  More information is available at

Fees for this course are £7,500* per year. Further information for Wales:

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2021/22 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

Receive a £1000 College bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression)

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies

UCAS code: N823 (you must apply via the University of Gloucestershire - UCAS institution code - G50)

Sketty Hall
Course deliverable in Welsh: