This course is designed to be responsive to changing situations within both the internal and external environments within the Events Industry. This means that, for example, the programme includes current responses required by the industry during and post current COVID-19 crisis. These sit alongside the study of existing health and safety requirements for the management of events.
The programme reflects the organic nature of the product and sector and hence the management requirement for adaptability, risk evaluation/aversion and product management are included in the programme.
To ensure contextualisation the programme is designed and delivered by industry experts that advise government and the industry on how to design and implement safety within the active event space. This is a unique offer in the UK at this time and provides flexible learning options and regional centres for learners to access the courses. The face-to-face, block delivery involved in each of the modules provides the ideal opportunity to network and discuss the management of events from a planning, operations and safety perspective.
All assessments on this course are applied in nature and provide you with the tools to manage events in a responsive and proactive manner.
- Applied Safety Licensing and Event Legislation
- This module provides you with the opportunity to contextualise legal frameworks to specific events and venues, which given the current government's review of Health and Safety practise is even more relevant today.
- Business Continuity and Crisis Management for Events
- The module will further explore the issues addressed in the Event Safety Plan albeit with a separate crisis communication plan, intended to be utilised as a consequence of an emergency or crisis at an event.
- Post Event Evaluation Report
- Building on the learning from the previous modules you will develop your understanding of post-event documentation and reflect on the process of the event lifecycle and the importance of post-event feedback to ensure ongoing success.
Programme specification (PDF)
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Applicants to this course should demonstrate a minimum of two years of relevant industry experience in events management and should be employed in a job role that involves event planning and management.
Applications will also be considered from students who have studied to level 5 or 6 in a related subject area and have events experience relevant to the qualification. All applicant experience will be assessed at interview by the Programme Lead.
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The tuition fee for the Advanced Diploma Event Planning, Operations and Safety Management for UK students in 2020/21 is £3300.
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
Resources and facilities
We place a high degree of emphasis on interactive learning within the Business School and provide a supportive environment in which you can develop academically and personally.
Events planning and management e-resources are available to students through the Library's One Search service. One Search is an easy to use, powerful discovery service that searches the university's journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box.
Additional resources to support your learning are also made available through the university virtual learning environment.