FdA Event Management

Course summary

This course is aimed at those who want to develop a career in the planning and management of a range of events such as sport, conferences, weddings, fundraising, exhibitions, PR, training and festivals. Once you complete the course successfully you can progress onto our BA (Hons) Event Management top-up.

This course combines academic study with practical and vocational skills, helping you to put theory into practice in a work-related environment. Based in London, where all the main event associations are located and where major sports events, gala evenings and film premieres regularly take place, you are studying right at the heart of the events management industry.

Course detail

Course overview
Being based in London, where all the main event associations are located and where major sports events, gala evenings and film premieres regularly take place, this course will put you right at the heart of the events management industry.

You will be required to undertake a minimum of 40 weeks placement (1600 hours). You may be exempt from the placement year if you have appropriate work experience or current occupation.


Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Events Planning and Logistics
  • Events Industry
  • Personal and Professional Development for Managers
  • Management Information.

Plus two options from:

  • Food and Drink Service Studies
  • Food Production Operations
  • Business Environment
  • Introduction to the Wedding Industry
  • Sports Events.

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Event Bidding
  • Event Planning
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Management Accounting and Decision-making
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sports Events
  • Managing People in Practice.

Plus two options from:

  • Restaurant Food Management
  • Small Business
  • Hotels and the Business Traveller
  • Event Design
  • PR and Reputation Management.

Entry requirements

72 UCAS tariff points in a minimum of two subject areas. Other qualifications will be considered.

Foundation degrees are also open to those with no formal qualifications, who are currently working within the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Assignments and assessments can be linked to their place of work.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses


UK fees

Main fee
Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.


Find out more about funding, scholarships and bursaries

Please note that fees given are per academic year unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to change. Costs can increase each year.

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During the course

Notable aspects

Our links with AEME, Meetings Professional International, EVENTIA and ISES UK open doors to excellent work experience to develop your career.

The University is a founding member of the Association of Event Management Education and the International Special Events Society UK.

Learning materials

You will help organise at least one live event during the course. All teaching is relevant to work in event management and you are assessed on your range of skills. During the course, you will complete live client briefs, work-based case studies, risk assessment exercises, design presentations, essays, project work, team work, live event projects, live client bidding, workshops, industry reports, blogs and more.

What our students say

Dena Weal, BA (Hons) Event Management graduate

"Three words to describe my university experience: Fun. Creative. Informative.

I loved all the practical experience of organising real events.

I will now work as a Wedding planner.

In five years I would like to be running my own company."

Jobs and placements

Career and study progression

Our graduates have secured positions as:

  • assistant event organisers
  • event planners
  • fundraising officers
  • festival managers
  • event designers
  • event logistics managers
  • venue managers
  • event and project coordinators
  • event client coordinators.

In addition, many have gone on to run their own events businesses, with support from the University.

Study progression

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you can choose to progress onto the final year of our BA (Hons) Event Management.