FdA Event Management with Hospitality

Course summary

Overview

If you want to work in the events sector – either working for a company or starting your own business – this course will teach you how to organise events with a particular focus on the hospitality provision. On successful completion you can go on to the BA (Hons) Event Management with Hospitality top-up degree.

We take advantage of our London location, giving you the opportunity to attend high-profile events and a variety of venues to gain exposure to the industry in action. As well as live event projects, you’ll learn through practical teaching such as case studies and team projects, to understand the fundamentals of event management.

In addition, you will complete a work placement during your studies that will allow you to put theory into practice. This takes place at the end of your second year, and we will support you with finding a placement either in the UK or overseas.

Career and study progression

With a core understanding of the intricacies of event management combined with hospitality, and exposure to an array of events across London, you will gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK events management.

On successful completion you will be able to progress on to our BA (Hons) Event Management with Hospitality top-up degree.

For more details, please see the Career and study progression section.

Course detail

This course is aimed at those who want to develop a career in the planning and management of events, with a particular focus on hospitality. Event modules are complemented by hospitality and business modules, exploring areas such as the provision and management of food and beverage service or production, managing people, project management, sales and marketing, and accounting.

Study Modules

Level 4

  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Event Planning
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Event Operations and Logistics
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Level 5

  • Applied Events Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Production of Events
  • Research Methods for Managers

Plus one option from:

  • Restaurant and Management of Functions
  • International Beverage Provision
  • Food Culture and Society

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 180 UCAS points normally in a minimum of two subject areas
  • plus GCSE English and Maths at grade A*- C, or equivalent.

International studentsInternational 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

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
£6,000

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£7,100
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.


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

How to apply

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UK and EU students

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International students

Complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

During the course

Notable aspects

Our established links with event industry associations such as Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM), the International Live Events Association (ILEA), and the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) gives you networking opportunities for work experience and career development.

Teaching methods

Teaching and learning has been designed with the student in mind to provide a foundation for the work environment. You will complete a range of
- client briefs
- work-based case studies
- risk assessments
- design presentations
- essays
- project work
- team work
- live event projects
- client bidding
- workshops
- industry reports
All supported by academic research.

Teaching staff

Our staff are practitioners and academics, all of whom have considerable event management experience, both nationally and internationally. This includes corporate travel planning with GlaxoSmithKline, corporate hospitality with Epsom Racecourse, Twickenham and Wimbledon, consultancy work with MPI, Business Director for weddings, representative for cycling at the Atlanta Olympics and management of a host of gala, festival and fundraising events.

All our staff are actively involved in the industry, running their own events each year. Our academics include a National Teaching Fellow, a Master in Teaching and Learning, an author of a ground-breaking textbook, and many other contributors to event management textbooks and research articles in major academic event journals.

 

What our students say

Jobs and placements

The placement will require students to undertake a minimum of 26 weeks full-time -including holiday - with an events-related employer. This can be in the UK or overseas (visa regulations permitting).

As part of the UKVI guidance international FdA students must complete 26 weeks full-time including leave. The placement will be assessed via a work in progress report submitted at the end of the placement and contributes to the assessment for Research Methods for Managers (placement route) module (Level 5).

Career and study progression

Employers in the events industry express the need for professionals possessing a combination of practical and theoretical skills. In addition, employers recognise the merits of diverse skills in marketing, HR, operations and finance, all of which are developed whilst studying for an events management degree.

By developing a strong management background in the context of events management, you will also gain transferable skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers including:

  • Event Organiser
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Festival Manager
  • Event Designer
  • Event Logistics Manager
  • Venue Manager
  • Event and Project Coordinator
  • Event Client Coordinator
  • Event Assistant

In addition, many graduates have gone on to start their own successful events business with support from the University.

Study progression

Study progression

On successful completion you can go on to the BA (Hons) Event Management with Hospitality top-up degree.

Careers support

Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 96% of our graduates are in work within six months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, The Savoy, Thomas Cook Travel, Cobra Beer, and the Royal Palaces. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.