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
    • CORC1013 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.

    • CORC1248 Introduction to Events

      This module aims to offer a broad introduction to the world of events and event management. Including large international events, corporate activities, weddings, outdoor arts events, cultural festivals and music events It will examine the structures and processes behind events, and identify current trends and market forces within the industry.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORC1250 Managing Event Operations and Logistics

      This module is designed to enable the learner to consider all areas of event operations including logistics, health & safety, risk, scheduling, greening and teamwork. Students will consider resource and legal requirements within the context of producing an event management plan.

    • 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.

    • CORC2228 Festivals and Event Tourism

      This module looks at the policy and planning issues surrounding festivals management, events tourism and destination management. The module will also examine the evolution of event tourism, and discuss event tourism with particular reference to festivals and festival tourism.You will understand that the links between heritage, culture, the arts and festivals are very important, and how events are used in promoting and enhancing destinations as a part of a regional tourism strategy.

    Optional modules
    • CORC1249 Event Concept Design and Themes

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

    • CORC1251 Live Music Events

      This module concentrates on the live music events industry with a focus on singular gigs or concerts (festivals will be looked at in a separate unit). It is intended to provide a broad understanding of the operational and logistical requirements of live music events and enable students to safely and efficiently organise and manage their own event

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

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

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. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

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.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College