Cornwall College

FdA Event Management

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1141 Marketing

      This core module provides an introduction to the general theory of marketing and its application in a range of organisational types. It is intended to give a broad understanding of marketing considerations in managing the marketing function in a business context.

    • CORC1143 Business Finance

      This module concentrates on the financial systems necessary for sound financial management, with the emphasis on the three main financial statements - being able to complete, understand and analyse these. It also covers breakeven analysis, VAT and financing a business.

    • CORC1200 Managing Event Operations

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORC1213 Introduction to Conferences and Events

    • CORC2099 Applied Research

      This module provides an introduction to the Human Resource Management function in an organisation and gives a practical understanding of the nature of law in terms of implications for business and individual rights and duties and collective right and the relationship of this to employee relations.

    • TSM157 Principles of Event Design and Themes

      This module introduces students to experience economy and the principles and use of themes and design in the events, tourism, and hospitality industries.

    Optional modules
    • CORC2183 Sustainable Tourism Management

    • TFD203 Special Study

      A module synthesising acquired knowledge, understanding and skills in the form of a detailed study.

    • TFD254 Cultural Studies

    • TSM248 Education and Interpretation of Tourism Environments

      Environmental Education is firmly placed within the National Curriculum. Students will be given the opportunity of exploring teaching techniques and developing teaching packs in order to service this part of the industry. Students will also investigate the use of interpretation as a management tool.

    • TSM256 Leadership and Entrepreneurship

      Students will review Leadership and the process through which and individual influences one or more people to accomplish group or organisational goals, and also Entrepreneurship that leads to taking risks and enhancing wealth through the risk taking and innovation.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC2094 Introduction to HRM and Employment Law

      This module provides an introduction to the Human Resource Management function in an organisation and gives a practical understanding of the nature of law in terms of implications for business and individual rights and duties and collective right and the relationship of this to employee relations.

    • CORC2119 Promotional Events

      Building on the core modules of Stage 1, this module explores the challenges and demands of promotional events such as product launches, conferences, trade fairs, exhibition and corporate hospitality

    • TSM261 Event Planning

      This module is to enable the learner to consider all of the functions that are required in event planning, conferences and exhibitions. It will also highlight the potential of such high profile events in creating the right kind of impression with stakeholders.

    • TSM262 Festivals

      This module introduces critical aspects of festivals in a tourism context. A series of lectures with case studies and field trips will contextualise the fundamentals of this module.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

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