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Business and Events Management (Taught at Salford City College)


School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

UCAS Code: B245

Start Date(s): September


Two years full-time

In Brief:

  • Taught at Salford City College - Study at a brand new HE centre in MediaCityUK that offers small class sizes, excellent teaching and competitive tuition fees.
  • Develop your CV by engaging in a work based placement and supporting College Music, Media and Hospitality events as part of your programme.
  • Choose between further BSc Hons study or progressing directly into the work after two years of study.

Course Summary

The course is aimed at those seeking entry into or career progression into management positions in the Events and Service sector. On successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to join level 6 of related programmes delivered at the University of Salford's main campus:

BSc (Hons) Business and Management

BSc (Hons) International Events Management

You will build awareness of business practices linked to Events Management.  You will study core aspects of business as well as distinct specialist modules in Events and Hospitality. You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module.  This will help to prepare you for both the world of work and also for further study. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with planning a wide variety of events delivered at the Colleges live music venue, TV studio, radio station and exhibition space.

You will be taught in our brand new centre, FutureSkills, close to the University of Salford MediaCity campus and a short bus ride away from the Peel Park campus. You will be taught by a small number of tutors with Business backgrounds in small groups.  Although you will study at FutureSkills, you can access all main University services and facilities such as student life, the library and accommodation.

On successful completion of the course you have the option of applying for BSc top up programmes (studying for one more year for an Honours Degree) or immediately pursuing career opportunities.

To find out more about this course, please visit the Salford City College website.

Salford City College are named College of the Year 2017


Full-time tuition fee for entry in September 2019: £7,500


Year 1/Level 4

This module will equip you with the ability to demonstrate due diligence in the selection, storage, preparation and production of food items. You will also apply and manage a number of processes relating to food preparation and cooking techniques.
Cultural Events Operations helps you to build a detailed understanding of the cultural economy and evolution of festivals and events. In this module, you will learn about government involvement in arts, culture and leisure events, as well as focusing on the relationship between a festival or event and identity, prosperity, tourism, image and marketing strategies.                    
This module provides you with an introduction to functions of events business and gives you an insight into the market, promotion and sponsorship of events. You will develop an understanding of event operations as well as the hospitality and tourism sectors.            
This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.  

Year 2/Level 5

This module gives you an understanding of event management practices that are applicable in the international arena and covers the event planning process and role of suppliers in the industry. You will also develop an understanding of the techniques and processes used in evaluating operational issues from different stakeholder perspectives.
This module will give you an understanding of the diversity, size and growing market for events in the tourism industry. You will learn about strategies for developing tourism events, as well as how to critically evaluate their sustainability and the impacts they create.
Through Project Management you will develop a knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of effective project management within a global business context. You’ll also learn about the applications and limitations of a number of project management skills, techniques, methods and tools.
This module introduces you to the operation of global legal systems and the areas of law that underpin the practice of effective business management. You will develop a working knowledge of law relating to contracts and their effective negotiation in different business environments.                              
Work Based Learning supports your learning in a professional context. The module will highlight the link between theory and work-base practice to improve your critical evaluation skills and enhance your professional development.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
Grade C/4 or above at GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) in both Mathematics and English are required.
UCAS tariff points 64

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Applicant profile

This course designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business practices central to the operation of all businesses as well as specialist knowledge of Events Management.

The course is aimed at those seeking entry into or career progression into management positions in the Events and Service sector.

You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module. The programme is a level 5 qualification awarded in partnership with the University of Salford.

Equivalent professional or academic qualifications (such as NVQ 3 in Hospitality or a related sector) will also be considered please contact admissions for further information. Applications from those holding non-tariff point qualifications in relevant subject areas (such as work based NVQ3s) are welcome.

Grade C / 4 or above at GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) in both Mathematics and English are required.  If English is not your first language you should have IELTS Band 6 or equivalent with no element below 5.5. Other Secure English Languages Tests (SELT) equivalencies are welcome.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept international applications for this programme.

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