Events Management, Foundation Degree

Course code: BHAP100P

Subject area: Higher Education

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: H

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm


14th Sep 2020 - 17th May 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555585

The Foundation Degree in Events Management provides a practical events management education for students who wish to study at Higher Education level in their local area and in response to employer demand.

The programme explores event management across a range of genres such as music and live events, corporate and sports events and specifically focuses on areas of event management that dominate the market share within the Oxfordshire region; business conference/trade exhibitions and visitor attractions/festivals.

The course runs for one day per week from 9am – 5pm. During this time you will be taught within a range of teaching and learning environments which will include lectures, workshops and seminars.

As this is a live events programme, students are able to access College facilities after 5pm on their designated teaching day, until 9pm (non-mandatory).

The course runs over two semesters per year from September – May. Students can expect to spend a further six additional days outside of their normal timetabled day in order to complete the requirements of a full time programme. The College will ensure you receive those dates prior to commencement of your programme.

You will be supported through group and individual tutorials and our HE upgrade sessions by your course tutor.

Although the course is one day per week, it is classed as full time and therefore there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme. You should prepare for between 15 – 21 hours of self-directed study each week on top of your normal attendance at College.

All staff delivering on the course have a minimum qualification level at grade 5 and experience of working within a relevant business sector.

Year 1 Modules:
• Academic Development and Employability Skills (double module)
• The Event Environment
• Event Planning Process (double module)
• Event Marketing
• Risk Management & Legal Issues.

Year 2 Modules:
• Practical Event Management (double module)
• Entrepreneurship
• Project Planning & Supply Chain Management
• Leadership Skills
• Research Methods for Managers
• Human Resource Management.
This foundation degree prepares you to pursue a career in events management in a variety of roles. You will gain range of practical event management skills which are vital within the sector.

Further study:
You may be able to progress on to a further year of study at Oxford Brookes University, or at one of our partner colleges, in order to 'top up' to a full honours degree.

Normally, students who achieve an average of 55% over the second year (Level 5 modules) of the foundation degree will be eligible for progression on to the BA (Hons) in Event Management final (honours) year offered at Oxford Brookes University.
Entrants to the Foundation Degree programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE (grades 9-4/A–C) or O-level (grades A–C), normally including Mathematics and English Language:

• a minimum of one pass at A Level or 6-unit Vocational A Level;
• a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualification.
• exceptionally, applicants who can demonstrate, through an extended CV, references and interview, that they have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the Level 3 qualification, listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

Potential students without Level 3 qualifications should be advised that their future progression to higher level study may be limited as a consequence of not holding the formal qualifications.

As work-based learning is an integral part of a Foundation Degree, in addition to holding one of the above entry qualifications, applicants should normally have a current role in an appropriate workplace setting and provide a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation. The work environment may be voluntary or paid, full-time, part-time or work placement. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a role in order to complete the assessment on the programme. Failure to secure access to an appropriate work environment may mean that the student is unable to complete the programme.
Home/EU tuition fee £7,350 per year. International tuition fee £9,000 per year.

Whilst all text books are available in the College and University libraries and online, students may wish to purchase their own copies. Prices of core-text books range from £15.00 - £55.00.

There will be the opportunity to attend field trips which will incur a small charge to cover transportation and entry costs; ranging from £10 to £30 per trip. There will be no more than six field trips per year.

You can find information on our fees and on Student Finance at Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the University and all college partners.

Applications are made through UCAS, using course code NN82.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

19+ Reduced Fee

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Events Management. Awarded by Oxford Brookes University.