The foundation degree in applied professional studies, specialising in crowd management, opened in February and 22 people have enrolled so far.
"It has been developed to recognise the existing experience and knowledge of the individual learners, the employees, to enable them to achieve components of the course at a speed that suits them," said University of Derby Corporate workforce development fellow Conor Moss.
The programme combines academic and theoretical knowledge with work-based skills.
Earlier this week, Event revealed the industry is attempting to professionalise with its own institute of event management.
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