About the FdA Events Management programme
The aims of the programme are to enable the students to enter the dynamic and ever growing events industry, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, at management level. The team have looked at the major issues and changes that have impacted upon the events industry, especially within the UK but at an international level as well. We have developed close links with the NELC’s tourism and events team, and this is reflected within the development of the programme, along with many tourism-based organisations locally and internationally. These links will be utilised through guest lectures and other opportunities locally.
Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context, including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.
A standard offer for entry onto level 4 will be 80 UCAS points at A’ Level or Level 3 equivalent.
An interview will be required for those with non-comparable tourism/event-led qualifications.
The Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an essay (1,500 words) which will be assessed and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
What you will learn
In this programme, students will develop the skills that future tourism managers will need to develop their own businesses or organisations that they work for including digital-marketing, financial management, tourism planning and regeneration seaside, coastal and rural tourism management, special interest tourism and how this relates to the modern tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally.
Level 4 (Certificate Stage) modules:
- Professional Skills
- Introduction to Marketing and Customer Relations
- Fundamentals of the Tourism and Events Industry
- Event Planning
- Organisations, Management and People
- Financial Management and Business Enterprise for Tourism and Events
Level 5 (Diploma Stage) modules:
- PR and Crisis Management for Events
- Managing Human Resources in the Tourism and Events Industries
- Marketing for Tourism and Events
- Vocational Experience and Research Methods
- Live Event – Budget, Develop and Delivery
- Sport, Corporate Events and the Hospitality Industry
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student-led seminars, tutor-led seminars and peer support. Throughout the teaching, the emphasis will be made on context and application of theory to practice in a tourism and business management environment. In the learning and teaching approach we will utilise the tourism team’s experience and contacts throughout both the events and tourism industry, both locally and internationally, and in the public and private sectors. The students will have the opportunity of producing ‘real life’ projects to benefit events in our locality which will hopefully be used by the local industry.
Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of business management within a tourism and business context, including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.
Employability skills are embedded in the delivery, especially when considering the specific modules which develop both relevant tourism management skills along with general business management and marketing skills. This builds upon the work experience that the students already possess, having come on to the programme via the relevant Foundation Degree.
Graduates from this programme normally go into lower level managerial positions within the wider events and tourism industry, both locally and nationally, or progress onto the BA (Hons) Tourism and Business Top Up at UCG. However, many students gain employment within the general business sector locally, nationally or internationally. We have had previous students who have set up their own events companies, which include music events and wedding planners.
TEC Partnership is committed to offering a related top-up bachelor’s degree in this subject area which will allow graduates to top up to a full bachelor’s degree. It is likely that the top-up programme will be validated under new TEC Partnership Degree Awarding Powers.