The University of Wolverhampton

FD (Arts)Events Management

Why choose this course?

The FdA Event and Venue Management course enables students to develop their careers whilst studying for a Foundation Degree within a work-based learning context.

The course will:

  • Equip you with knowledge of the events industry
  • Support you to develop event management and general management skills
  • Offer opportunities to develop assessments which are directly related to the workplace environment
  • Develop a working understanding of digital technologies
  • Develop management, business and entrepreneurship skills

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1

4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

4BU007 The International Hospitality Business (20 Credits)

4LI001 Introduction to Events and Venues (20 Credits)

4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)

4LI012 Managing People in Events and Venues (20 Credits)

4LI009 Venue Design and Management (20 Credits)

Year 2

5LI015 Delivering Event Experiences (20 Credits)

5LI007 Functions and Special Events (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

5LI017 Research Themes in Events (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

5LI016 Solving Work-based Problems (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

  1. The combination of Hospitality and Events study gives graduates a set of skills very appealing to employers.
  2. The supportive environment of South Staffordshire College is well suited to nurture candidates who aspire to a management position in hospitality or events.
  3. This programme being part delivered by University staff enable student to prepare to progress to BA (Hons) degree study more readily as they are already experienced study in a University environment.
  4. You will be taught by a staff team with a wide range of international senior management experience, with a team who have numerous students who have won national prizes with for example Institute of Travel and Tourism and Association for Events Management, and who are actively involved in these professional bodies.

The University is an Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence which recognises our outstanding work around employability, teaching, research and consultancy.

Career path

A Foundation Degree in Event Management will prepare you for career development opportunities in the events sector.

Graduates can expect to enter supervisory or managerial roles in the events public, private or voluntary sectors, or may gain career progression or set up their own events business.

Opportunities can be found in a diversity of venues worldwide from management of venues and stadia, conferencing in hotels to staging corporate, local authority or charity events, arts and music festivals.

Graduates of this award may also progress to a Top-up degree in Event and Venue Management, Tourism Management or International Hospitality Management.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Identify key event management concepts and theories appropriate to subject being studied.
  1. Select and utilise appropriate information to enable you to solve work-based problems.
  1. Demonstrate a range of general transferable intellectual and study skills, including; team working, digital literacy, communications, supervisory, listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
  1. Conduct research into event related issues, either individually or as part of a team culminating in written reports, essays, presentations or other media.
  1. Apply knowledge and evaluate situations using a range of Event specific skills to the challenges of management.
  1. Develop and apply event management skills to the planning, management and evaluation of events

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grade DD or higher
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £6,165 - *
Part time £4,110

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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