Cornwall College

Event Management Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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Delivered in partnership with the Eden Project, this programme is for those wishing to gain a qualification in event management based within a world-class visitor attraction. It will enable you to learn in an inspirational environment within a framework of sustainability and ethical tourism.

If you aspire to working in the events sector, Eden presents a wealth of opportunity to engage with one of the most successful events organisations in the UK.

The programme also provides invaluable industry updates and continued professional development for those who are currently employed in the events industry. It looks carefully at the industry ensuring that your knowledge is relevant and meets industry standards.

This foundation degree will equip you with professional leadership and business management skills, as well as specialist knowledge of the event management industry. Our team of specialists comprises industry professionals who operate successful events management businesses alongside their lecturing.

You will be working alongside the Eden staff to organise a range of events, conferences, weddings, gigs and performances both within Eden itself and in venues across Cornwall. You will gain an invaluable insight into current thinking and practice within the sector, as well as the chance to work in partnership with industry professionals.

The added value of the Eden experience, coupled with how the programme is delivered, means on completion of the course you will be a sought after professional, equipped to organise all types of events from cultural festivals, surf and sports competitions to corporate trade shows, conventions, fundraisers and awards.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Event Management
Marketing and Fundraising
Festival Organiser
Community Events Manager
Hotel Events Manager
Conference Organiser
Corporate Events and Hospitality
Wedding Consultant

Course details


Indicative Modules Year 1: - Business Finance - Introduction to Conferences & Events - Managing Event Operations - Principles of Event Design & Themes - Marketing - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Promotional Events - Introduction to HRM & Employment Law - Event Planning - Applied Research - Festivals. Options (choose one): - Cultural Studies - Education & Interpretation of Tourism Environments - Sustainable Tourism Management - Special Study

  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
A level DD At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ

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01209 617698