Events Management - Foundation Degree

Events Management - Foundation Degree

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This course is subject to validation by Leeds City College.

The events industry is currently worth £42.3 bn in the UK and supports over 570,000 jobs.  Studying Event Management can lead to an exciting and rewarding career. You will need a blend of creative and technical skills, essential for the creation and delivery of any live experience (be that a wedding, festival, private party, sporting event, conference or meeting).  You will develop the core skills needed to excel in all kinds of events and start to build a specialism which will guide you in your future career. Ultimately, you’ll experience an exceptional learning environment, with supportive academic staff who have business experience and a close knit student community.  The course includes real experience in event management with participation in events, and the opportunity to work in a team to develop their own event. There will also be trips to venues and events. Ultimately this course will enable you to develop as a person and achieve your potential through learning and experience.  

Duration 2 years Full Time or Part Time
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72673-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time or £3625 Part Time (per academic year)

What you learn

Modules may include:

Year 1

  • Professional Development
  • Event Management skills
  • The Event Industry
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Funding & Financial Management
  • Personal Development

Year 2

  • Event Management process
  • Legislation & Risk Management
  • Leading People & Performance
  • Live Event experiences
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop the academic skills required to study and achieve your Foundation Degree.  You will also build on your existing personal skills to develop a broad range of employability skills which are ideal for the events management industry, these will include:


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning & Organising
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-management
  • Leadership skills


Studying at Leeds City College gives you the opportunity to participate in a dynamic events environment.  The college is engaged in a very wide range of events and activities. Students will be given the opportunity to engage and learn in these and a variety of external events with a series of business partners.

How you will be assessed

A variety of continuous assessment methods will ensure that your progress is monitored throughout the course with personal tutor support.

Assessment methods include:

  • Case studies
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussions
  • Peer learning seminar
  • Role plays
  • Reflective reports

Where is the course delivered

This course will be delievered at the University Centre at Leeds City College

Students will be given Chromebooks which will enable them to have access to a range of facilities to enable off site/home study

Entry requirements

Typical offer:

A Levels: 2xD grades 

BTEC L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma: MP, MPP grade 

Access to HE Diploma: Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject

GCSE English: English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Mature applicants: Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.                   

*21 years and over at the start of the course

APL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APL).

Interviews / audition: A successful interview may be required.

Additional costs

You may be required to undertake a DBS check (dependant on event profile) where a charge of £25 may apply.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is N820 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's next

On successful completion of the Foundation degree you can apply to progress onto the BA (Hons) Events Management degree (subject to validation) at the University Centre at Leeds City College. Alternatively you can apply for the wide range of exciting roles in the event industry.

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite

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