About the FdA Events Management programme
Events management is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of today’s leisure industry. The FdA Events Management programme builds on practical skills and academic ability to produce trained, motivated individuals with the desire to succeed in this developing area.
On successful completion, there is the opportunity to progress on to the BA Tourism and Business Management Top Up or the final year of the Business Management degree at the Grimsby Institute.
For 2017 entry onwards: applicants require 96 UCAS points at A Level or Level 3 equivalent or an Access to HE Diploma. Additionally applicants will be expected to have a minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent). In all instances, applicants will be required to attend for an interview.
In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
What you will learn
- general business and management studies
- application of theory to practice
- project management and planning for events
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars and workshops together with student-led presentations and self-directed learning tasks. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.
Upon successful completion of this foundation degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one within the Event industry. Some graduates will progress on to a final year of study in order to complete a BA Degree in this discipline. Graduates will be able to pursue a wide range of roles within the event industry such as an events organiser/project manager for a charity or business organisation. Other graduates may prefer a more specialised role within the event industry and seek positions such as an event marketing manager or event finance manager in which they can develop their key skills specifically. Alternatively some graduates may prefer the route of event fundraising for organisations. This is just an example of the roles available to graduates following completion of FdA Business & Event Management programme.