Events Management - FdA (Full-Time)

Level 5 - Foundation Degree or HNCs/HNDs or NVQ Level 5 or Equivalent

Subject Area Music

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Full-Time


 If you are interested in embarking on a dynamic career within the expanding events industry then this course is for you. The programme has been designed in consultation with industry professionals to introduce and develop the skills and knowledge required by those wishing to pursue a career in events or venue management.


The programme offers students an overview of the events industry and a solid academic grounding, as well as practical, hands-on modules enabling you to grow and develop as a practitioner. It features strong ‘work based learning’ providing you with an opportunity to build and develop your CV as you study. Previous students have completed placements within a range of varied organisations, including Beamish Museum, Topshop/Topman and North East Business Expo.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

 As part of our work ready guarantee you will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of placements across the programme. This provides you with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience, skills and knowledge required by employers. The second year of the programme also supports learners in finding a viable business idea and creating a business plan, providing an optional entrepreneurial alternative.

In addition to this, all tutors delivering on the programme possess a current and solid industry background and this experience is filtered into everyday teaching. Teaching is also enhanced by a range of industry guest speakers throughout the academic year.

Who the course is for

The Foundation Degree in Events Management is ideally suited to those who seek practical and hands-on industry-related training in events management.

Qualification Gained

Successful students will graduate from the programme with a Foundation Degree in Events Management.

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Events Officer - £17,000-£21,000

Middle Level Role

Events Manager - £25,000-£40,000

Senior Level Role

Events Director - £50,000-£80,000.

How to Apply

Apply for September 2018

If you would like to study a degree at Newcastle College this September you can register your interest here. A member of the team will then be in touch with you to discuss your options.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Course Content

 Year 1
• Events Planning 1 – An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of event planning.
• Marketing for Events – An introduction to the concepts and functions of marketing with a focus on events.
• Funding & Sponsorship – This module explores event funding streams, with emphasis on funding grants and sponsorship activities.
• Practice Enrichment - This module is intended to introduce and develop related vocational skills and techniques that support your interdisciplinary development.
• Work Related Learning - This module supports you in identifying, addressing and experiencing the demands of your vocational area through a range of work placements.
• Contextual Studies 1 – This module develops academic writing and provides a context for tracing the development of your industry.
• Personal Development - This module will give you the opportunity to utilise a variety of online exercises and tasks to aid personal development.
• Academic Study Skills - This module will equip you with the necessary supporting knowledge, study and personal skills for you to be able to successfully complete level 4 of your Foundation Degree.


Year 2
• Events Planning 2 - This module builds on Event Planning as you gain first-hand experience of creating an industry–standard event concept and managing it through to final execution at an external location.
• Business Planning – This encompasses entrepreneurship, business planning and HR and aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to produce an effective business plan with potential for use in industry.
• Strategic Marketing - This module is a natural progression from the Introduction to Marketing and examines theory and techniques used from a strategic management point of view.
• Alternative Techniques – This module aims to enhance your breadth of knowledge and understanding relating to technical production that are not covered in other areas of the course.
• Contextual Studies 2 - This module will explore the various political, social, economic and technological ‘drivers for change’ that affect Events Management.
• Professional Development - Within this module you will be given the opportunity to utilise a variety of online exercises and tasks to introduce a personal development programme to prepare you for progression and/or employment.
• Work Based Learning - This module is core to your Foundation Degree, offering the opportunity for you to contextualise the knowledge and skills delivered in other modules to specific work based projects and placements.



Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of different methods including:

- Formal lectures and seminars
- Classroom activity
- Practical workshops
- Self-directed study
- Work Related/based Learning

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical assignments and projects.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Events Management will provide you with a solid foundation on which to progress onto a top up year of your choice such as one of our suite of BA Hons (Creative Enterprise) programmes or a related subject area such as Marketing or Business Management.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Events Management will give you the skills and techniques required to gain employment within the Events industry and the wider creative sector.

Entry Requirements

 A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Pass in Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) .
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or the nationally recognised equivalent.



Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Optional purchasing of reading materials.

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.