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University of Gloucestershire

Events Management

UCAS Code: N823

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D-E,E,E

Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Event management

Students will gain and understanding of the development, planning, marketing and execution of a range of events such as business, cultural, music, sport and financial events.

This interactive course combines theory and practice over a three year period, with two years as a taught element and the third year undertaken as placement year.

From the first year you will acquire core events management knowledge and skills across a breadth of areas including business, celebratory, sport and cultural and music events. You will have the opportunity to focus on the development key management principles of event design, planning, resourcing, management and marketing. The combination of theory of event managements and the practical opportunities through creative event design and work placement will develop academic knowledge of key business and events principles, whilst developing professional skills and key employability skills.

You will have the opportunity to work in large and small teams and independently to plan and run events as well as working with partner organisations to establish key foundation principles of event design and management ready for your career in events.

This course is suitable for entry into a range of careers as well as self-employment, (eg, working as a wedding planner/celebratory events management, festival and concert management, working in venues such as hotels and sporting venues, developing and managing events programmes or working in a number of organisations such as the public sector hosting key community and public events.)

This multi-disciplinary course can provide access to a range of employment opportunities. Delivery is through lectures, workshops, tutorials, practical activities, work experience and case studies. Assessment is through exams, reports, presentations and practical activities as well as observations and reflections on placement experiences.

On successful completion of the taught and placement elements, there are opportunities for progression on to a full BA (Hons) Events Management degree.

This course is taught at Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus and Sketty Hall Campus

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4): Principles of Resource Management, Principles of Events, Marketing and the Experiential Consumer, Introduction to Sports and Music Events, Introduction to Business and Celebratory Events, Live Events Management; Professional Skills: International Cultural Contexts.

Year 2 (Level 5): Applied Resource Management, Research Methods, Risk Management and Legal Issues, Marketing Experiences, Creative Event Design, Live Event Production,: Planning Celebratory and Special Events, Planning Business Events.

Year 3 (Level 5): Professional Placement.

Assessment methods

The course is lecture and placement based and assessment is through exams, practical write-ups, reports, presentation and practical application of event management.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Gower College, Swansea

Department:

School of Business and Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Event management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Event management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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