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FdA Event Management


This exciting programme will help you pursue a career in the rapidly expanding events management industry. 

Employability is an important element of the programme and you will study modules that focus on contemporary issues within the sector, including: planning, logistics, health and safety, and ergonomic considerations across a range of events. 

You will develop your skills in diverse areas such as IT, communication, time management, event planning, team work, research, problem solving and the global events industry.


The programme aims to meet the employment and academic needs of the sector, by providing appropriately trained and qualified potential employees for operational, technical and managerial levels. Completion of the programme will also allow you to progress to an appropriate Level 6 top-up degree. 

At the end of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate that you have: 

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the sectors
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of business management
  • An understanding of the environment in which organisations in the sector operate
  • Acquired a range of skills relevant to your professional and academic achievement
  • Analysed the principles that apply to selected specialist fields of study applicable to the sector
  • Examined the principles of management in a work based environment
  • Managed a research based project
  • Practiced the professional skills required of employees in the sector working towards higher technical and managerial roles.


Level 4 :

  • Personal Professional Development 1
  • Work Related Learning 1
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Sales and Marketing in Event Management
  • Financial Management in Event Management
  • Organisational Behaviour in Event Management.

Level 5:

  • Personal Professional Development 2
  • Work Related Learning 2
  • Health and Safety, Security and Risk Management for Events
  • Logistical Planning for Events
  • Running a Live Event
  • Enterprise Project.

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points: 32

To gain entry to the programme, a student must satisfy the standard or non-standard entry requirements to the course. You may be considered for the programme on the basis of relevant work experience, and attainment of skills which demonstrate an ability to study at this level. 

Standard Entry criteria: 

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths and English)
  • Appropriate Functional Skills qualifications
  • A minimum of 32 UCAS Credits
  • Industrial experience.

If you do not hold these qualifications, the non-standard entry criteria involves completion of a written assessment activity. 

Given the wide experience of potential applicants to this programme, applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) are welcomed in accordance with the College FDAP Academic Regulations. However, these must be discussed as part of the admissions process, as once a student is registered to a programme APL/APEL may not be considered for approval. 

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL): 
If you have previously studied on a similar award and have gained higher education credit at an equivalent level it may be possible to take this into account to gain exemptions from one or more modules. 

What next after FdA Event Management?

You could progress to the one year BA (Hons) top-up Management (Events) programme at New College Durham to top-up this qualification to a degree.

FdA Event Management

Durham, UK
Level 4, Level 4, Level 5, Level 5, Level 5, College Higher Education, Alternative Courses/Degrees

Published on 10 Jul 2020

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