Craven College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Event Management

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Course summary

Do you aspire to be part of events such as Le Tour de Yorkshire, Food & Drink Festivals, Music Festivals, Literary Festivals, Race for Life or do you want to run a corporate event of your own? If you are well organised, enjoy thinking on your feet and working under pressure then the Event Management FD could be the first step towards a dynamic and exciting career in the events industry. The Event Management FD is a challenging vocational course which will provide an ideal preparation for you to pursue a career in the event management, hospitality or conference sectors, and will support your development if you are already working in a business environment which requires you to organise conferences, events, exhibitions and meetings. The course will give you an understanding of a broad range of concepts and techniques, giving you the ability and confidence to communicate effectively and apply skills in any business environment that may be required for an event. This course provides focussed and relevant training to allow complementary development of academic and work skills. The course includes three Work Related Learning modules which will underpin your industry knowledge by ensuring that specific aspects are addressed and contextualised to the event management sector. Each Work Related Learning module will enable you to complete an assignment based on your own place of work. However, if you do not have a job in the event or related industry, you will be encouraged to undertake voluntary work for local or national events. The use of work-related case studies is also possible. You will have the opportunity to gain additional practical learning & professional development by attending a range of local & national events. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications during the Work Related Learning 1 module through an accredited Health & Safety and Risk assessment qualification. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and presentations, which will be supported through group discussion, presentations by external expert practitioners, individual and group tasks and independent reading and writing. Each 20 credit module is assigned 24 contact hours and you will receive an individual tutorial session each semester. Alongside the contact hours, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours (pro-rata for part time study) of independent study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments, presentations or examinations. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre. Some of the modules are shared with other courses within the Business suite, allowing students to share experience and best practice across a wide range of Businesses. The average class size for this course is 8-10. A Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is equal to the first two years of a full BA (Hons) course or a Higher National Diploma. Once you complete your FD, you may then move on to the Business Management in the Service Sector BA (Hons) for a further year.

Course details


Level 4 Semester 1 Personal & Professional Development Principles of Event Management Funding & Income Streams for the Event Industry Semester 2 Introduction to Venues Business Law Work Related Learning Level 5 Semester 1 Marketing Work Related Learning 2 Human Resource Management Semester 2 Work Related Learning 3 Project Management with Event Programming Live Event Project

Assessment method

Presentation Research Project Case Study Report Essay Portfolio

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN822
Institution code C88
Campus nameAireville Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not accept international student applications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points) English Language GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview. In addition, if you have a relevant HNC you may be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Event Management at Craven College - UCAS