About the FdA Events Management programme
According to Eventbright, “The events sector is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy in terms of direct spend by event delegates, attendees and organisers, an 8% rise on the previous report. A substantially higher figure is achieved once the wider economic impacts (indirect and induced spend plus accompanying persons spend) are included. The spend by those accompanying attendees at business events is worth an additional £7.7 billion”. With figures like that it’s not surprising that this is an area of huge employment and sustained growth in employment.
Applicants require 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
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 teams experience and contacts throughout both the events and tourism industry both locally and internationally 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 have 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 local, nationally or internationally. We have had previous students who have set up their own events companies which include music events and wedding planners.