Events & Venues Management (at Bromley College), Foundation Degree

Foundation Degree at Bromley College Events & Venues Management  2017/18

Year of entry


The Foundation degree in Events and Venues programme is a full-time programme which will allow you to gain the full range of skills necessary for managing events in leading entertainment venues within the UK and Europe as well as further afield. The programme is offered in two flexible delivery modes i.e. College based and work based learning delivery.

During the programme you will gain knowledge of the Events Environment, Personal Professional Development, considerations with Health & Safety and Risk Management within venues; project management (during which students often lead or are involved with a particular event) Leadership Skills, Business Development and finance operations as well new areas in International Events and Entrepreneurship.

The programme will be classified as full-time however, with two delivery modes i.e. work-based and college based.  


This is the delivery mode is only applicable for students who are already in full-time employment i.e. minimum 30 hours in events, venues and hospitality and they would be required to attend the taught sessions one day a week. This will be more likely to be applicable to mature/ experienced learners who want to further enhance their skills by gaining a qualification.

Students are expected to develop a further range of practical skills and to acquire an appreciation and understanding of the factors involved in management. College devised project work must be undertaken by the students in their own time during this two year of the study of foundation degree.


This mode will be for learners with no prior experience and employment in the events and venues sector. Students will be required to attend taught modules 15 hours in a week. However, work-based learning is the compulsory element of foundation degree. Work placements for these students will be sought by the personal tutors working closely with the existing employers or can be arranged by the learners themselves as long as these are within the events, venues and hospitality industry.

College-based students completing foundation degree will have their Work-Based Learning placement vetted by one of the College’s team to ensure that standards for Health and Safety and other regulatory practices are complied with. (Placement Policy, CCCU) Employers and students will be provided with handbook (see attached) detailing responsibilities and giving advice. Students will normally be visited by a tutor whilst in placements to check progress.

College based learners will also be required to attend academic/study skills session each week and workshops will be arranged.

In addition, it provides individuals with the academic and critical thinking skills required at higher education level. The Foundation Degree in Events and Venues Management comprises 240 credits, of which 120 are completed at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5. The successful completion learners can progress to third year with the Canterbury Christ Church University in Events Management, Tourism Management, allowing students to gain two named degrees in a three-year period.

Find out more about Events & Venues Management at Bromley College.
A Foundation Degree award enables you to continue your studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in Events Management and employment in Events, Venues and Hospitality Industry.

The curriculum offer is designed and developed in consultation with leading employers in events and venues industry. Also, work based learning is underpinned within all the modules and work based learning/placements will be a mandatory part of the foundation degree. You will follow these modules to gain knowledge and skills in your two years.

Year 1

In Year 1 you will be taking on courses which will provide you with awareness and introduction to the events and venues industry and also, work on skills of professional development, project management and finance. You will also, undertake 50 hours of mandatory work placement in the Year 1 for your work based learning.

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Events Environment
  • Occupational Safety Management
  • Events Project Management
  • Finance and Funding
  • Work Based Learning Project 1

Year 2

The Year 2 will focus on further developing your knowledge and skills on local, national and international events and venues industry and also, equip with skills of leadership and management and entrepreneurship. You will undertake 100 hours of mandatory work placement in this year for your work based learning. You will undertake the following modules in Year 2:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
  • International Events
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing Concepts in Events
  • Work Based Learning Project 2

Teaching will take a variety of forms. The majority of the programme will be lectures and taught sessions with follow-up workshops that allow you to take part in group work or other monitored activities that contribute to learning and assessment. Whenever possible, off-site visits to selected venues will provide a practical learning experience.  

Year 1

Personal and Professional Development

The course aims to increase your employability in the events and venues sector, by developing personal and professional skills. You will be provided with the skills to help them critically reflect on your personal and professional development and will produce an Event Professional Portfolio.

Events Environment

To gain awareness of the different cultural backgrounds within which events and venues management can be located. Learners will be introduced to important tools for cultural analysis. By using PESTEL, the Cultural Web and Hofstede’s framework for cultural analysis, learners will increase their understanding of local and international cultural contexts for business. This will increase your employability within the global and international events environment.

Occupational Safety Management

The Occupational Safety Management course allow you to explore the relationship between the management of Occupational Health & Safety, Event & Venue Security, Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning, as well as developing the abilities required to enable you to demonstrate practical application of these skills

Events Project Management

The aim of this Event Project Management course is to introduce you to the important roles and responsibilities of Event Project Managers in a rapidly growing hospitality and entertainment industry. You will have opportunities to explore and appreciate the complex relationships involved in event management. This will enhance their understanding of events and hospitality sector in Greenwich, London and other parts of the world.

Finance and Funding

The aim of this Finance and funding in the Event and Venue course is to introduce you to the important aspects of financial planning and management. This will require you to be able to produce basic accounts associated with an event and to learn how to interpret business accounts and budgets and analysing profit/loss and cost concepts. This will allow you to understand some of the expectations of business owners and stakeholders, and enable you to source appropriate funding to achieve short and long-term goals of Events and venues business operations.

Work Based Learning Project 1

You will be required to carry out research and activities within your work setting to demonstrate a full understanding of the links between theory and practice. 

Year 2

Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy

The aims of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy are to provide you with opportunities to research your business idea within the framework of a Business Plan. You will investigate your own start up using ideas from finance and marketing. The local Greenwich SME business environment will be investigated as a context for the start up.

International Events

The aim of this module is to explore and understand the types and nature of international events and their impact on local, host and global communities. It also examines the political, social and economic impact of these mega-events. The involvement of stakeholders and various marketing strategies used to achieve maximum leverage for the events. Also, the module analysis the environmental and financial challenges encountered by organisers.

Leadership and Management

The aim of this Introduction to Leadership and Management in Events Industry course is to introduce you to the principles and practical implication of Leadership and Management. You will be able to explore the impacts of Motivation, Teamwork, Leadership styles and conflict management on Leadership and Management in the Events and Venues context. You will also achieve a working knowledge of the legal framework that affects the employer relationship particularly as it relates to Events and Venues Industry. 

Marketing Concepts and Events

Effective marketing is a critical factor in today’s market place. This module provides an insight into the principles and practices of marketing as it pertains to events and venues management. You will cover the concepts and principles of marketing, the marketing mix, promotional mix, marketing planning and consumer behaviour.

Work Based Learning Project 2

The aims and objectives of this course are devised by the students in a project outline. Each student will identify a project related to a particular issue or practice in the workplace, relating to their Venues, Events and Hospitality Management studies. The project outline will briefly set out the focus of the portfolio, including: methodology, scope, timescale, activities and method. Participants will be required to show that the project has utility in the workplace.

Successful completion of this course allows you to continue your studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in events or tourism management at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Employment in the events, venues and hospitality industry.


The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time £6,000  N/A
Part-time  N/A  N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*The following years of study after the foundation year are subject to the standard undergraduate UK/EU tuition fee set for each year. Visit the relevant degree page for full details.

*Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.

**Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts of £1,500 are available to eligible overseas students. Visit the International webpages for further information.

Please read the 2017/18 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2017/18 tuition fees and year on year fee increases

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials, coursework and tutorials.

We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face to face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by student feedback.  

A variety of assessment methods are used through the programmes. Practical elements of the programme are assessed through observations, gathering of evidence through portfolios and multi-media presentations.  Written assessments are usually in work related formats, for example business reports. Some modules allow for negotiated forms of assessment to allow working students to base their work in situ and draw on their working environment. In these situations, this must be agreed with the tutor in advance.

There are no examinations.
  • 1 A-level OR equivalent Level 3 qualification and GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) who do not have the qualifications outlined above, are welcome to apply and will be considered individually.
Work Based Learning Mode Applicants should be:
  • In full time employment
International Applicants:
  • 1 A-level OR equivalent Level 3 qualification and GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications
  • Will also need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English. Evidence of English with IELTS
  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band

Fees and Funding – Student Loan available 


Full-time study

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Full-time study

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Fact file

UCAS code

  • N822

Institutional code

  • C10


  • 2 years full-time


  • September 2017

Entry requirements

  • 1 A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification

    GCSEs in English and maths - grades A*-C or equivalent

    Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) who do not have the qualifications outlined above, are welcome to apply and will be considered individually

    Work-based learning mode applicants should be in relevant full-time employment

    Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking



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